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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About the Author
Michael 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.
Silent Altitudes is written by Michael James Emberger. This is my first exposure to this author. While this is not my normal genre to pick up and read, I did enjoy this book. It took a few chapters to get into this book, but once I did get hooked, I did not want to stop reading.
The book is a "What if?" story. This also talks about climate change - and the way that the author wrote the scenes I could see the fog rolling in when I closed my eyes. Such vivid descriptions. I appreciate that the author noted that he was writing a story, not add to the debate. Since Climate change is such a hot topic right now among other topics. There is a lot of suspense in this book - who could be trying to sabotage others? Who could be using the climate change to further their agenda?
I did get lost a bit with some of the scientific terms - that was not my strong point in school. However, I learned a lot as I discovered some new words. The characters are well written, the story is interesting and I hope to read more from this author.
I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit Blogging Program, all thoughts are my own.
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