Waypoint by C. F. WALLER
***WINNER OF THE 2017 McGRATH HOUSE INDIE BOOK AWARDS*** Stacy’s life is in free-fall, her daughter killed by a drunk driver, her husband taking his own life only months later. She finds herself clutching a handgun, searching for a sign that tomorrow will be any better than today. At this auspicious moment her cell phone…
***WINNER OF THE 2017 McGRATH HOUSE INDIE BOOK AWARDS*** Stacy’s life is in free-fall, her daughter killed by a drunk driver, her husband taking his own life only months later. She finds herself clutching a handgun, searching for a sign that tomorrow will be any better than today. At this auspicious moment her cell phone rings, bringing an offer that may postpone her soul searching.
The discovery of an airplane graveyard containing a dozen commercial airliners is shocking. When the deep-sea salvage camera’s reveal them to be virtually undamaged under six-thousand feet of water in the Indian Ocean, theories abound. Who put them there? How are they still in one piece? What reason could there be?
Stacy is about to learn the answers to those questions, as well things she’d prefer to forget. Along the way, she’ll have to solve this puzzle, and many more to prevent an even larger disaster from happening.
This book contains the following: tiny robots, falsified government identification, autonomous drones, ATM malfunctions, mid-air collisions, fear of sharks, Australian bar pranks, pointing guns out the window of a moving plane, video games, Area-51, milk shake do’s and don’ts and everyone’s possible need of at least one good friend.
Read at your own risk.
C. F. Waller is best known for his award winning science fiction novel Tourists of the Apocalypse. His work has been recognized by Shelf Media Magazine, Indie Excellence, Readers Favorite, McGrath House and recently in the 2017 BGS Pitch Contest. His other Award Winning novels include, South Face (Paranormal), Waypoint (Mystery/Thriller) and Free Dive (Tecno-thriller).
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Five Star Review on Amazon By Rabid Reader
I loved the mix of technology, sci-fi, video game culture and AI in this story. It has it all; secret organizations, intrigue, suspense, drones, video games, intelligence operations, action and a worldwide hunt for an experiment gone rogue. It is fast paced with well developed characters that have many flaws and quirks, and who are likable and not so likable at the same time. I loved the inclusion of Stacey’s backstory that was scatted throughout the book, it slowly revealed tragedies that had brought her so low at the beginning of the story. The narrator of the book did a great job of giving the characters individual voices, making you feel the tension and matching the pace to the action in the story. Even though he did a good job of the female voices, I would have loved to have heard this story with him and a female counterpart. This book kept my attention from the start, it is a fast-paced global adventure with plenty of twists and turns and a great cast of characters.
About the Author
Award winning novelist C. F. Waller is a three time medal winner at the Miami International Book Fair. He was also recognized by Shelf Media in 2016 when his novel, Tourists of the Apocalypse (2016), received recognition in their Best Indie Book Contest. T.O.A. was also the overall winner in the Science Fiction category by National Indie Excellence in 2017. More recently his novel Waypoint (2017), was chosen as the overall winner by McGrath House in the Thriller genre.
His Audio book version of Tourists of the Apocalypse was an award winner at the 2017 Hear Now: Audio Fiction and Arts festival in Kansas City. The award was presented by Audio Book Reviewers “Listener Awards”.
He published his first science fiction novel at age forty-seven, after a flight on an ill-fated commercial airliner over the Atlantic Ocean, that nearly became an episode of Why Planes Crash. This experience illustrated for him first hand that writing about exotic or dangerous locales was safer than traveling to them. Since then, he likes to think his meticulous research and storytelling gives readers a clear sense of their grandeur, without the inherent risk of flying.
After narrowly escaping the academic death-grip of several universities, he worked in nightclub, took a turn as a new car salesman, and did hurricane shutter engineering. His favorite authors include Oscar Wilde, Kurt Vonnegut Jr and Michael Crichton. His favorite novel is “The Picture of Dorian Grey” by Wilde, which inspired a bigger than life oil painting that hangs on his bedroom wall (seen in the picture on this page).
Though he’ll forever be a Midwestern boy at heart, he now lives on the gulf coast of Florida with his wife Tina and one fuzzy feline companion. If he’s not working on a new novel, you can find him volunteering at church, playing overly competitive Yahtzee with his spouse, or indulging in an unhealthy addiction to competitive cooking shows on television.
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