Black Earth by David N. Alderman
End of the Innocence

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On the evening of his high school graduation, Nathan Pierce collapses on stage. Plagued with visions of a strange girl intent on killing herself, he wonders if his mental instability is a consequence of the deadly car accident he was in days earlier. Heather Rhodes, wracked with guilt because of the fatal wreck, finds she is unable to forgive herself and begins to question her own beliefs. While the death of a newborn weighs on her heart, on her mind is the strange gift she was able to use to protect her and Nathan in the accident...a gift that Heather wonders may have just been a figment of her imagination. Cynthia Ruin, aka The Pink Rabbit, decides that her high school graduation night should be used for partying, not walking down the football field. At a nightclub in Scottsdale, Cynthia finds more than she bargained for when a stranger from her past decides to exact his revenge on her for a prior rejection. All three come to realize that their current problems are nothing compared to the stars that are falling from the sky. During the global crisis, the President of the United States makes it her personal mission to keep the country on the right track to becoming a world superpower, while a hostile entity known only as Absolute threatens her administration. Meanwhile, word starts to spread that the falling stars may not be stars at all....

About David N. Alderman

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David first fell in love with writing at the age of 11 when he was asked to write a short story for a sixth grade class assignment. Compiling elements of mystery, intrigue, adventure and drama, he told the story of a young boy who had to fight the crime boss of his city to save his sister. That story eventually blossomed into a series of short stories that in turn resulted in a full blown novel that he completed when he was only 16 years old.Years - and many characters - later, David is still writing the stories of his youth. Since 2004, David has self-published all of his novels, taking it upon himself to learn the aspects of web design, cover production and marketing. Mixing symbolism with profound and edgy genres, David's page-turning novels breathe new life into the long-cherished art of storytelling.
Published September 30, 2009 by David N. Alderman. 366 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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The plot is well developed and the pacing excellent. The tension slowly builds as the reader begins to piece together the elaborate puzzle that Alderman has set forth for the book. Most of the characters are fully realized personalities that generate empathy or hate, depending on their respec...

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