Dark Autumn - Book Review
"Now this could definitely be a movie! Dark Autumn is
fantastic action-packed futuristic thriller that had me riveted
for days. The energy was kept very high throughout the book.
Occasionally Clint Dunshee's characters performed
seemingly super-human tasks, similar to James Bond or
Dirk Pitt. However, the reader is also shown their flaws and
the strength of intimate friendships - bonds that are so
deep they are willing to risk their lives for them. The abilities
of these characters are made more believable because of
the incredibly difficult training scenarios the author leads the
The theme is set in the future when space travel and space
science is a part of life. Earth is contacted from another
planet when one of the science probes is picked up by alien
humans. As it turns out Earth is only one of hundreds of
planets with intelligent life, only some were human. Many
planets in the universe helped bring Earth's technology up
to par in exchange for the planet's rich agriculture and
minerals. Most planets worked on a good trade relation in
relative peace, but the trouble-making Marvonians were on
the edge of acceptance. This planet took it upon themselves
to steal from Earth and attack their ships within a few light
years of Marvon.
The main characters of the book, Alan, Bill, Carrie, Julie and
Angela are all highly intelligent youth that are singled out for
highly trained positions. Despite their youth and
inexperience, they were considered Earth's only chance to
avoid a war with a technologically superior race. Bounty
hunters and sabotage plays a part in a deadly scavenger
hunt while plans are laid to rescue the hostages held by
Marvonians. Earth has a chance to destroy their image of
being a young planet and elevate into more sophisticated,
honorable one that the other planets can respect and hold
trade with more readily.
In order to do this, Earth must play the game carefully and
honorably - at the same time the team must eliminate the
dangerous problems with Marvon and free the Earthling
prisoners before it is too late.
I believe this book deserves the highest ratings and I would
recommend it to anyone, anytime, anywhere."
Publisher: Publish America, Inc.
Author: Clint Dunshee
~ Lillian Brummet - Book Reviewer - Co-author of the book Trash Talk, a guide for anyone concerned about his or her impact on the environment Author of Towards Understanding, a collection of poetry.