Jack's heart started pounding. His hands were slippery from sweat as he twisted the grips on the bike. He couldn't help but glance back at the approaching sedans, his gaze drawn toward the danger like a moth to a flame. Jack almost jumped off his bike when he heard a voice through his earpiece. 'Incoming call.' Jack answered, and the same female voice from earlier whispered in his ear.
Tom can't remember to match his socks and may be hopeless with women, but he is undeniably brilliant. His intellect is about to be put to the ultimate test his older brother, Jack, has been kidnapped, and it's up to Tom to rescue him.
The all-powerful Originalist government rules 2041 America with an iron fist. Armed checkpoints and vast ghettos dominate the country. Before Jack was kidnapped, he stumbled upon an explosive secret that could start a bloody revolution, but he managed to pass a message to Tom just in time. Will it be enough to save him?
When Tom discovers his family is part of a covert political movement, he must put all his hope in the Fourteenth Colony.
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Jeff Altabef has surprises in store as his carefully-crafted characters discover the mysteries of the Fourteenth Colony. You'll find yourself rooting for these working-class kids held back by an unjust society, and for this bright new story-telling talent to come out with his anticipated sequel. Kudos for a fast-paced well written work that is full of heart and a sense of justice in regards to young people. Fourteenth Colony is a thought-provoking, fast-paced thriller that you should treat yourself to today!
--Kevin Ryan, President of Covenant House International and best-selling co-author of Almost Home Jeff Altabef's clean writing style shines in Fourteenth Colony. His descriptions are thorough and fresh without overloading the reader: Rachel leaned back in her chair, looking a little disappointed, her shoulders slumping back slightly as she closed her eyes. His ideas of the future are believable, and they function as an extreme version of the path some believe America is headed down. At the conclusion of the book, instead of events and characters being drawn in black and white, as one might expect, they turn gray in an enjoyable turn of events.
--ForeWord Clarion Review - 4/5 stars The "Fourteenth Colony" is an original entertainment from beginning to end and documents its author as a contemporary novelist of considerable merit and imagination. Highly recommended for summer reading lists and community library collections.
---Midwest Book Review
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Book Description Tate Publishing, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111625104529