The Speed of Sound

The Speed of Sound

In this propulsive thriller, one of the most ingenious young men in the world has also become the most dangerous…or has he?

Harmony House is more than a “special place for special people.” It’s a think tank where high-functioning autistic savants harness their unique abilities for the benefit of society. Resident Eddie Parks’s contribution is nothing less than extraordinary: an “echo box” that can re-create never-recorded sounds using acoustic archeology.

All Eddie wants is to hear his late mother’s voice. But what he’s created is inadvertently posing a threat to national security.

To Harmony House’s shadowy government backers and radical extremists, the echo box is the ultimate intelligence asset—an end to the very concept of secrecy. Now for Eddie and the compassionate Dr. Skylar Drummond, the true nature of the institution is becoming chillingly clear.

As ruthless competing enemies close in on Eddie and his miraculous machine, Skylar risks all to take him on the run. Because once that prize is won, Eddie Parks will no longer be considered a “special person” but a dangerous redundancy. An inconvenient echo that must be silenced.

Title:The Speed of Sound
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781503950153
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About Eric Bernt

Eric Bernt was born in Marion, Ohio, and raised in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, and Madison, Wisconsin. He attended Northwestern University, where he learned that journalism was not for him—but storytelling was. Upon graduation, he moved to Hollywood, where he wrote seven feature films including Virtuosity (starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe) and Surviving the Game (starring Rutger Hauer, Gar


    The Speed of Sound Reviews

  • Christina - Traveling Sister

    I was provided a copy of this novel by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions presented are my own.4.5 I don't know how to write this as an echo or I would starsFirst and foremost, t...

  • Tulay

    This book should be listed under Techno/thriller. Interesting book until the end, yes you have to read the next book. All Eddie Parks wanted to hear is mother sing. She I giving birth to him, she had ...

  • E.A.

    I thoroughly enjoyed THE SPEED OF SOUND for a number of reasons but foremost among them is the fact that it is competently written. What a relief to just be able to read a book without the typical bum...

  • Darinda

    Eddie lives in Harmony House, a think tank residence for people with autism. Eddie's project is creating an "echo box." Eddie's main desire is to hear his late mother sing, and if he can complete the ...

  • Joachim Stoop

    How to ruin your own book...This started off so strong, smart, compelling. I loved it and was hungry for more! And then the dive/plunge of the year happened. 4,5 to 2.This needless stream of character...

  • Norris R. Sumrall, Jr.

    Is this any way to end a storyline?SPOILER ALERT...This is an exciting and engaging story, until this happens:''After they departed, Stephen waited a moment before removing a phone from his pocket. It...

  • Lisa Rodgers

    Intriguing Postulations !An easy, enjoyable read! I really liked it, and recommend it for mid-teens and above! (Mostly clean, extremely minimal use of foul language and zero detailed sexual situations...

  • Vignesh Ashok Kumar

    After reading the synopsis of the novel, I was curious on how it will be.So, I picked it and read it. After reading the novel, well, I am intrigued by the science behind it. Acoustic architecture is a...

  • Ed

    Ingenious plot premise powers this thriller about Eddie Parks, a 27 year old Asperger's prodigy researching "acoustic archaeology" to capture the sound waves of his long deceased mother. Eddie lives a...

  • Lanie Molinar

    This book was amazing!!! I couldn't stop reading it, and it had me on the edge of my seat the whole time! I'm so glad I chose it as my free one for the month! I'm an Amazon Prime member, so I get one ...