Jeff Altabef: Fracture Point! New release!

Welcome! Today I’m helping author Jeff Altabef launch his latest book, Fracture Point!

Fracture PointFracture Point by Jeff Altabef
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I don’t read YA, but I do read Jeff Altabef. He is a talented author, and Fracture Point is once again proof of that fact.

Fracture Point is a thrilling story of America in 2041 where money rules and nation is divided into those who have all the privileges and power and those, who have absolutely nothing. But there is an underground movement, Fourteenth Colony. The members of the resistance believe that then America can be restored back to its former beauty, that the American dream is still alive. But it is hazardous to resist those, who have all the power and are ready to do anything to keep their privileges.

I loved the characters. Altabef depicts well the evil men, money and living off the other’s misery. He shows the reader insides of sadistic, selfish minds. On the other hand, the faith in the cause of the people in the resistance movement wins the reader over in no time. Fracture Point is a thrilling story, the suspense almost tangible. The story flows effortlessly, and characters are interesting.

Jeff Altabef writes great fiction, and the story seems plausible because nothing is over the top, on

the contrary, the world he depicts could very well be our future.

I thought it might be fun to see how many people comment, so I have two questions for you! If you read the book: What colour of hair does the sultry jazz singer have? If not: What thriller author is this line an homage to? “All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.”

Comment below and we’ll see how many get the answers right!

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About the Book

 

The best-kept secrets in 2041 America are the deadliest ones.

A mysterious scarlet haired jazz singer.

A rebel on a motorcycle.

And a killer with a penchant for torture.

Food is scarce, good jobs the rarity, and big brother is watching everyone. Will Jack and Tom’s family be torn apart in the mayhem, and how far will one brother go to save the other’s life?

In 2041, America is rife with ghettos and armed checkpoints, and poverty runs rampant. A bloody civil war is brewing, and everyone will be forced to take a side. Education is the only way out of a life where you’re never sure where your next meal will come from, or what you’ll have to do to get it. Tom aced his assessment tests and scored an education contract, giving him a way out of poverty. Jack isn’t so lucky.

When Jack, a spy for a rebel fraction, goes missing, only his brother Tom can unravel the mystery of his disappearance. He will risk everything to save his brother from Warren, a killer who enjoys torturing his victims and making them beg for mercy. On a mission, Tom plunges into a world filled with secretive rebel groups and spies, psychotic killers, lies and murder at the highest levels of political influence. When he also discovers that his family has been keeping secrets from him—secrets that threaten to doom them all—he doesn’t know whom to trust.

Tom must break every rule he’s lived by, and go head-to-head with a psychopath, if he’s to have any chance of saving his brother—and just maybe, keep America from reaching the fracture point.

About the Author

Jeff Altabef is an award-winning author who lives in New York with his wife, two daughters, and Charlie the dog. He spends time volunteering at the writing center in the local community college. After years of being accused of “telling stories,” he thought he would make it official. He writes in both the thriller and young adult genres. Fourteenth Colony, a political thriller, was his debut novel. Evolved Publishing has published Jeff’s second thriller, Shatter Point, which won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Fall 2014 in the category of Best Thriller.Jeff’s first young adult novel, Wind Catcher: A Chosen Novel will be published in March by Evolved Publishing. He’s extremely excited that his daughter, Erynn Altabef, is his co-author on the Chosen Series. As an avid Knicks fan, Jeff is prone to long periods of melancholy during hoops season. Jeff has a column on The Examiner focused on writing and a blog designed to encourage writing by those that like telling stories.

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Tallenna

5 Comments

  1. Thanks for the great review. When I first wrote the manuscript in 2010, this dystopian version of America seemed much less realistic. Now, well now I don’t like how far we’ve come in a short time. I hope the thriller helps crystalize how destructive inequality has become and how bad it could get. It’s not a left or right issue, but an American issue.

    • Reading Fracture Point, it was quite scary how accurate your view of our possible future is. And I don’t think that it is solely an American issue but something that all modern western countries have to take into consideration. The signs are already there, even here in northern Europe.

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