The Noise, James Patterson & J.D. Barker

The Noise opening line: The forest had a particular scent to it, a dewy moistness off the Columbia River mixed with Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, red cedar, hemlock, and maple.

The Noise

My blurb:

Tennant and Sophie live off the land, and off the grid with their family. They form part of a small community who are survivalists. But can they survive an attack when it comes from their very own Government. And one that uses science in a way that they cannot comprehend?

The Noise
Young sisters, Sophie and Tennant Riggin, are the only two people to withstand a massive explosion that destroys their community, located in the shadow of Oregon’s Mt. Hood.
A team of elite government investigators are sent to research the fallout and the girls – why did only they survive? – but with conflicting objectives. For Dr Martha Chan, a psychologist who analyses large-scale medical emergencies: study them. For Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Fraser, a career military leader with an inherent mistrust of civilians: contain them.
But as the disturbance replicates across the Pacific Northwest, it threatens to topple the chain of command. Dr Chan and Lieutenant Colonel Fraser are caught between the perpetrators of the threat – and those who have the power to resist.
My verdict:

This book is something in a realm I cannot consider as ever being factual. it made for an interesting read, but not one I would rush out and buy.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9781529125467
Format Trade Paperback
Published August 2021

Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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5 thoughts on “The Noise, James Patterson & J.D. Barker

  1. This book is something in a realm I cannot consider as ever being factual. This comment of yours made me think, Tandy. I was saying to my writing group on Friday evening that my new Cli-fi book is a lot of research as I must stick to an extrapolation of real facts and technological and genetic innovation as I want my work to be believable.

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