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Tuesday, September 21, 2021


silent altitudes

About the Book

Book: Silent Altitudes

Author: Michael James Emberger

Genre: Cli-Fi Thriller (Climate Fiction/Thriller)

Release date: March 30, 2021

The world looks up to the sky in hopeful anticipation as the Pennychuck Atmospheric Carbon Reduction System comes online. Finally the chance to eliminate global warming will be obtainable.

Within moments, something goes terribly wrong. Dr. Milford Pennychuck races to find the underlying problem that caused so much destruction. Yet when an assassination attempt and system sabotage blindsides him, he has to rely on a surprising ally.

Together they delve into a conspiracy deeper than they can fathom. As the system operates at progressively higher altitudes, the two scientists must find a way to shut it down…or die trying.


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About the Author

Mike_Headshot_2_hi-resMichael James Emberger is an author of thrillers and suspense, and he resides in Wilton, New Hampshire. He enjoys weaving narratives of conspiracy and misguided intentions around divisive topics. Where there is debate, there is always room for a villain with goals far out of alignment from either side. Michael is a graduate of Messiah College, where he studied Engineering and met his wife racing solar cars cross-country. When he’s not working on home renovations or writing, he enjoys visiting the ocean and exploring the majesty of God’s creation on the summits of New Hampshire’s mountains.


More from Michael

Silent Altitudes is a Cli-fi (Climate Fiction) thriller set in the near future. I wanted to avoid the current political debates over global warming, so I went with the assumption that the world eventually comes to consensus about what to do. The United Nations rolls out an elaborate technological solution, but sabotage and conspiracy lead to disaster on startup day. That’s the type of angle I enjoy writing. Climate change is the backdrop, but this book is about family and survival and fighting against the greed and corruption that have laid good intentions to ruin. It’s about loss and hope and trusting that God is still in control even when everything seems hopeless.

A significant inspiration for this book was a phrase my daughter would say when she was little: “Hold you Mommy.” It meant she wanted a hug. I contacted Laura, a pottery artist on Etsy, and ordered a custom mug with that phrase as a Christmas present for my wife. Laura was a joy to work with, and our conversation led to me developing characters and themes that provided the heart of my story. I find it’s those little inspirations that make the biggest difference in my writing.


I enjoy books that  asks the question , “What if?” In this story the topic is about climate change and what happens when the solution becomes dangerous with sabotage, deceit, death and destruction. The scenes are so vivid that I could see the snow falling and the fog taking over. What everyone thought would be the answer to a problem facing the world becomes a life and death situation. The intrigue was just enough to keep me reading and when it became obvious who was behind everything I wanted them to caught.

The scientific talk in the story did lose me somewhat and I wished the author would have made that part a little easier to understand. Most of us don’t know about reactors and currents so when the explanation started I got lost. But it didn’t deter me much because the story is explosive and it is obvious that there is a group of greedy people who didn’t think about what would happen when they mess with the system.  The destruction is catastrophic and is felt in big states as well as little towns. 

Valentina is smart but insecure. I was so upset when she was tricked into doing things she knew was wrong. She really had no choice and I could feel her pain as the years went by with promises that never happened. It all comes down to that one moment in time when a button is pushed and the world is never the same. Her character is well written and she became a very vital part to this exciting story. 

There is a lot going on in the book with different groups trying to stay ahead of the disaster and I found it to be realistic enough to cheer on the efforts to save the world. The dynamics of the people who were working so hard to stop the device were different but had one thing in common. They all wanted to stop what was meant to do harm. Overall a good story that explores “what if,” in a way that makes you think that if we don’t work together, disaster could happen. 

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

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To celebrate his tour, Michael is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. This sounds like a really good read.

  2. I like a good 'what if?' books.
    Thanks for the contest.

  3. Thank you for sharing your review of this story and the book and author details, as a former Meteorology major, stories that involve climate change and the weather are always must reads for me