Fiction - Science Fiction
182 Pages
Reviewed on 05/29/2013
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Author Biography

S. Alan Schweitzer resides in Avon, Ohio with his wife, Barbara. They have one son, Matthew, who lives in Columbus. Schweitzer loves to read science fiction works and play the piano. One day he hopes to play Scriabin, Debussy, and Arnold Bax fluently.

Schweitzer, a Philadelphia native, worked for the Lorain Public Library System for 25 years before retirement. He received a bachelor's degree in Spanish from South Centre College in Danville, KY; a master's degree in Spanish from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; and a doctorate in romance languages, also from Rutgers. Before coming to Lorain, he taught Spanish at Rutgers, at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania, and at Texas A & M University. Eventually, he decided to change fields and received a Master of Library Science degree from The University of Pittsburgh School of Library and Information Science.

Schweitzer has published five novels to date:

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tiffany DeMay for Readers' Favorite

The book follows the story of a man named Howard Questor. He is a skilled thief and criminal; however, he seems to feel unsettled about his life of crime. During a fateful run his team of thieves had with the authorities, Howard seeks out a friend who informs him that he is the byproduct of a scientific experiment by a large government agency. The reader follows Howard as he learns more about his involvement in the experiment and becomes familiar with the person responsible for his creation. This involves a large amount of travel and coming across a host of characters who always seem to come full circle within the story. Howard even becomes involved in a complicated romance that only further gets complicated later in the book. Later Howard will indirectly make a huge contribution to the world of science himself.

This book is a great read and was difficult to put down. It is reminiscent of many books attempting to create the perfect utopia or being. I found myself wanting to know more and continually being sent on new twists and turns in the plot. I would definitely recommend this book to readers and also recommend to pay close attention to details as most details and characters come back around within the story to play a greater purpose.