Nine-Tenths

Nine-Tenths

Meira Pentermann

Language: English

Pages: 422

ISBN: 0615524753

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Leonard Tramer and his family live in Colorado, trapped behind the walls of a totalitarian state. Dedicated to one another and determined to find the free world, they plan an escape which defies the odds and deceives their tyrannical government.            

Emerging at a time when personal liberties and Internet privacy are slowly eroding, NINE-TENTHS offers a window into a dysfunctional society, while celebrating the resiliency of the human spirit and the natural urge to resist oppression.

"I have read a lot of books about dystopian societies. They can really be hit or miss. This one was a hit." - Erin, The Ultimate Book Nook

"The book has themes coming from 1984, George Orwell, and Ayn Rand, but it's all done in a way that feels different and refreshing." - Jeffrey C. Meade

"Nine-Tenths is more than just a thriller. It's a sobering and all-too-real look at the end of a road we've already begun to travel, and I applaud the author for a job well done in presenting it. Easily one of the top five independent novels I've read, and highly recommended." - Stephen England

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teenage boy who had witnessed horrors Leonard could only imagine. Aiden endured the tragedy, yet maintained his agreeable personality. The young man was courageous, a survivor. Clearly taken with Natalia, as boys will be, Aiden had done nothing criminal. Observing the two of them talking softly as if they shared some secret, Leonard glanced away. Chester returned, lugging a large plastic container filled with old Halloween candy. He allowed Natalia to choose first and she fished out a Reese’s.

the white line, the driver of a yellow sports car in the far left lane noticed the spacious gap created by Leonard’s skillful braking maneuver, and the sports car driver changed two lanes at once. The yellow car clipped the rear of the blue sedan and — as the Richardsons’ vehicle had done thirty-one years, four months, and three days ago — it began to spin. Leonard gasped as the images faded and the cement wall re-formed before his eyes. “No,” he screamed, unable to believe what he had

hospital.” “I never administered the test. I told you that.” “But you were tested, right?” “All of us were tested.” “So how long did it take?” he said slowly as if talking to a child. “Were the people in the room chatty or nervous or—?” “I don’t know.” She grimaced. Leonard sighed in exasperation. “It was so traumatic that you don’t remember?” Alina bit her lip and looked at the ground. “They put us under.” “Anesthesia?” “Yes,” she whispered. “They put everyone, even adults, under

feeling of tremendous loss washed over him. A peculiar sensation began in his abdomen and traveled swiftly toward his head, until his scalp tingled. “I’m so sorry,” he said, his voice quiet and sad. “I made all the wrong choices. I should have abandoned my pointless crusade. I should not have let you go.” Alina’s eyes filled with tears. “I’m here, Leonard.” Her voice trembled and she leaned over, stifling a gasp with her free hand. “But you’ve got to tell me what’s going on. What pointless

children.” She chuckled. “I’m glad you remember.” “But you see, I don’t remember.” Alina frowned. She appeared somewhat frightened. “You don’t remember? Leonard, you’re not making sense. Are you saying you’ve lost your memories?” “I don’t even remember our wedding, Alina.” Her lips quivered. “What have they done to you?” “But perhaps I can find those memories. If this life really happened, it’s got to be in here somewhere.” He tapped his head with one finger. She narrowed her eyes. “What

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