Paul West was born and raised in New York City; he currently resides in Harlem, where he has lived for much of his life. After graduating from NYU with a B.A. in History, he worked in the education and nonprofit world for many years before switching lanes and working in advertising and then fashion.
First Cause was conceived as a screenplay idea in the early 1990s, when West was still an undergraduate; he shelved the project for nearly a decade, and began work again in 1999. Paul West is a sports enthusiast, a student of people, a lover of music, a voracious reader and a fervent believer in human possibility.
Paul is also a writer for Through The Fence Baseball, primarily covering the NL East and New York Mets, and a recurring guest on Fox Sports Radio. To follow Paul’s Through The Fence articles, go to http://
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The world is in chaos from a two-day battery of explosions in many of its major cities. A week after the explosions, journalist Adam Grey wakes up in the hospital. He pieces together the events leading to his injury, involving a woman named Angela.
Senator Cyrus Reardon has been appointed the new President of the United States' decimated government. A politician who isn't generally fond of his peers, he's faced with leading a discordant provisional Cabinet, addressing the nation's growing panic, and trying to separate fact from fiction.
Confronted with the truth behind the attacks, they--along with the world at large--are forced to reconsider conventional assumptions about human nature and possibility.
Everything we know is until we find out otherwise...
First Cause is Book One of the Terranaut Trilogy. Its influences include Margaret Atwood, George Orwell, Sinclair Lewis, Octavia Butler, Rod Serling, Philip K. Dick and Ursula LeGuin.
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