The Sound of Distant Engines by Robert E. Dunn
The Sound of Distant Engines is a novel by Robert E. Dunn from Silver Shamrock Publishing. It is about a war hero who is sick of the ways society has changed, and wants to make a big statement in regards to his legacy.
In an era where cars are all controlled electronically, Christian faith is pretty much mandatory, and war is sacred, First Sergeant Colin Matheson is fed up. His daughter and grandson have moved away from their city life to come live with Matheson in a small town in the Midwest. Matheson is considered a war hero in the United States, but he doesn’t see himself that way. Haunted by ghosts from his time in the war, Matheson decides it’s time to send his own message to the public, and let his truth be known. Also as you can tell from the cover it involves a badass car.
I found this story to be quite moving and timely. I think that fans of literature about future societies, sci-fi, government control, unchecked power, technology, and fast cars, will really like this latest work from Dunn. I think that in an era where there are so many differences, it’s important to read what could potentially happen in our world someday, if we allow our sinister side to take over. This was a novel with ghosts and visions from the past, but also warnings of a grim future. It was also a powerful tale of the narrative that surfaces from one moment in an individuals life, how we can make life our own, and the legacy we want to leave behind.
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