In this propulsive thriller, one of the most ingenious young men in the world has also become the most dangerousor has he?Harmony House is more than a special place for special people. Its a think tank where high-functioning autistic savants harness their unique abilities for the benefit of society. Resident Eddie Parkss contribution is nothing less than extraordinary: an echo box that can re-create never-recorded sounds using acoustic archeology.All Eddie wants is to hear his late mothers voice. But what hes created is inadvertently posing a threat to national security.To Harmony Houses shadowy government backers and radical extremists, the echo box is the ultimate intelligence assetan end to the very concept of secrecy. Now for Eddie and the compassionate Dr. Skylar Drummond, the true nature of the institution is becoming chillingly clear.As ruthless competing enemies close in on Eddie and his miraculous machine, Skylar risks all to take him on the run. Because once that prize is won, Eddie Parks will no longer be considered a special person but a dangerous redundancy. An inconvenient echo that must be silenced....
|Title||:||The Speed of Sound (Speed of Sound Thrillers #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||414 pages|
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The Speed of Sound (Speed of Sound Thrillers #1) Reviews
This is the rare thriller that gets five stars from me. Couldn't put it down and finished it at 4 am.
We meet Skylar, a young doctor (she must be a psychiatrist, although that's never clarified) to interact with and care for patients at Harmony House who fall on the Asperger spectrum. She immediately establishes a bond with Eddie, a brilliant young man who has invented a device that will reconstruct sounds from the walls of rooms where the sounds, including conversations, were originally made. ...more
A doctor and her patient, an electronics whiz living with Asperger's, go on the run from the homicidal maniacs running their hospital, and the even more homicidal maniacs running a privatized branch of the infamous Deep State. Skylar and Eddie were enjoyable, but there were just too many glaring mistakes that took me out of the story. To be fair, most were relatively minor, but they jumped out at me and I couldn't get past them. I think it's partially because the entire concept of acoustic arche ...more
Really liked it until the end, which is stupid
I don't get the end, unless it's a couple of possible things I am guessing at. Very unsatisfying, to read all that and then, ? I have read books before that do this, but they are written well enough that the questions and mystery at he end feel awesome,,and the possibilities interesting, rather than leaving you confused and wondering why you wasted time on the book.
The Premise Was What Led Me to Read This Book
Always enjoy a clock-and-dagger suspenseful story. The fact that Eddie was special added to the story. The dialogue between Eddie and Skyler was realistic and brought humor into the tension of so many people making power moves to control the outcome of Eddie's desire to hear his mother sing.
Truly awesome read!!
I really enjoyed reading this book! It brought to life the things that people with autism deal with on a daily basis, and a sneak peak into their perspectives about things that we take for granted. Except for the one thing that every human being expects and deserves, trust.
Surrounding the main character, Eddie, who has Ausburgers syndrome, there takes place various government, agency and personal agendas and conspiracies that make this fast paced novel one where you are root ...more
This book have a great explication of theme and is interesting.
Wow. Intense story line, strong characters
Great story, I really enjoyed reading this book, I look forward to more, asap! Strong writing, imaginative, creative, intense, emotion filled characters, realistic action scenes, good strong pacing, my favorite characteristics! Unexpected, most unlikely heroes, intense drama, a strong start to which I hope are many more in this series.
You get so caught up in the desire for Eddie to hear his mother sing that you forget that there are other's who have other ideas of what to do with this marvelous scientific breakthrough. Still it becomes very important that he be able to do this although there are forces out there both good and evil that are trying to stop him.