About the Book
Author: Jay Allan Storey
Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopian
Number of Pages: 316
Synopsis: In an energy-starved future, Richard Hampton's world is blown apart when his younger brother Danny disappears and the police are too busy trying to keep a lid on a hungry, overcrowded city to search for him.
Richard has to make the transformation from bookish nerd to street-smart warrior to survive when he jumps the 'Food Train' for the disintegrating suburbs in a desperate search for Danny and his dog, Zonk.
Branded a criminal by a community of outcasts and condemned to death, Richard is rescued by streetwise Carrie, who joins in his search. As they trek across the remnants of the suburbia, facing criminal gangs, renegade militias, and the hardships of the road, their friendship evolves into something more.
The trail finally unwinds at a deserted complex in the remotest corner of the sprawling suburbs. The incredible secret they uncover there will alter their lives and their world forever.
Eldoardo is well written and action packed. The story is also thought-provoking as we view a world with gasoline so scarce and expensive that no one can afford it. Thus, leading to lack of work, vehicles, and housing. Cities that once thrived lie in ruin all because of the failure to conserve resources for the next generation. As we recently experienced gas prices nearing the $5/gallon mark, it is easy to visualize the reality of this story. The characters are also engaging and well developed. Both Danny and Richard undergo dramatic changes as they are forced to embrace reality and discover what is most important in life.
I highly recommend picking up a copy. Available on Amazon.