Friday, September 24, 2021

Silent Altitudes by Michael James Emberger

silent altitudes

About the Book

Book: Silent Altitudes

Author: Michael James Emberger

Genre: Cli-Fi Thriller (Climate Fiction/Thriller)

Release date: March 30, 2021

The world looks up to the sky in hopeful anticipation as the Pennychuck Atmospheric Carbon Reduction System comes online. Finally the chance to eliminate global warming will be obtainable.

Within moments, something goes terribly wrong. Dr. Milford Pennychuck races to find the underlying problem that caused so much destruction. Yet when an assassination attempt and system sabotage blindsides him, he has to rely on a surprising ally.

Together they delve into a conspiracy deeper than they can fathom. As the system operates at progressively higher altitudes, the two scientists must find a way to shut it down…or die trying.


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My Review:

In this tale the powers that be set about to "fix" what they thought was broken. That doesn't usually go as planed, does it? As if God didn't know how to put our planet together to start with. So in a slightly dystopian bend, this book managed to use the aftermath of a planet altering issue to give us a book to make people think. It some ways, it reminded me of scary books like 1984 and Brave New World. It's defiantly timely and drives home the point of blindly believing the "narrative" that has been given. I adored the science worked into this book, that part was fun, as well as the suspense and how well driven the plot became. It has heroes and villains, and greed. Power hungry people who don't care who suffers, and yet, redemption and salvation remain. I so deeply loved the theme of trusting God and not necessarily the powers that be, or the narrative, or what has been popular, or... quite a list. 

This book will not bore you, it will cause many to think, and it will help many to pray, and think through things. 

5 Stars

About the Author 

Mike_Headshot_2_hi-resMichael James Emberger is an author of thrillers and suspense, and he resides in Wilton, New Hampshire. He enjoys weaving narratives of conspiracy and misguided intentions around divisive topics. Where there is debate, there is always room for a villain with goals far out of alignment from either side. Michael is a graduate of Messiah College, where he studied Engineering and met his wife racing solar cars cross-country. When he’s not working on home renovations or writing, he enjoys visiting the ocean and exploring the majesty of God’s creation on the summits of New Hampshire’s mountains.


More from Michael

Silent Altitudes is a Cli-fi (Climate Fiction) thriller set in the near future. I wanted to avoid the current political debates over global warming, so I went with the assumption that the world eventually comes to consensus about what to do. The United Nations rolls out an elaborate technological solution, but sabotage and conspiracy lead to disaster on startup day. That’s the type of angle I enjoy writing. Climate change is the backdrop, but this book is about family and survival and fighting against the greed and corruption that have laid good intentions to ruin. It’s about loss and hope and trusting that God is still in control even when everything seems hopeless.

A significant inspiration for this book was a phrase my daughter would say when she was little: “Hold you Mommy.” It meant she wanted a hug. I contacted Laura, a pottery artist on Etsy, and ordered a custom mug with that phrase as a Christmas present for my wife. Laura was a joy to work with, and our conversation led to me developing characters and themes that provided the heart of my story. I find it’s those little inspirations that make the biggest difference in my writing.

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To celebrate his tour, Michael is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


Debbie P said...

This sounds like a really good book.

Bea LaRocca said...

Happy Friday! Thank you for sharing your awesome review of this book, this one is a must read for me

slehan said...

I like books that make me think.
Thanks for the contest.

megana said...

I appreciate the review! Thanks for sharing!

Caryl Kane said...

Carol, Thank you for sharing your excellent review!