Eternity Falls, Kirk Outerbridge, Marcher Lord Press, Speculative Fiction, 2009, 370 pages.
Here is Marcher Lord Press’s summary of the book:
The Undying Has Died It wasn't supposed to happen. People who took the Miracle Treatment weren't supposed to die-ever. Especially not the famous movie star spokesperson for the Treatment. And yet, that's exactly what's happened. The stunning starlet Greta Darling, who looked 22 but was really 89, has suddenly died. Of natural causes.
Desperate to assure their billions of clients that the Miracle Treatment really does work, company executives call in private investigator Rick Macey. Macey's job is to find out what really happened to Greta Darling-or, failing that, to simply come up with some other explanation for how she died. Macey is a war veteran with very special abilities, and his own reasons for taking this case.
What exactly is so wonderful about living forever? Who is really pulling the strings here? What do the religious clues at the crime scene mean? And who will be left standing...when eternity falls?
This book is just amazing! I was transported to a new world with seemingly infinite possibilities, and Outerbridge fascinated me with his style and ease of storytelling! The book moved very, very fast, which was very nice! What I was hesitant to come to a conclusion about at first, however, was how Christians were portrayed. All I saw was Virgil representing Christians, hoping there was an alternative, and then there was! About two-thirds of the way through, it became crystal clear, despite being slightly surreal for a few pages. Of course, I can’t reveal too much, so go ahead and read it yourself! You will be very glad you did!
My rating: 5 stars all the way!
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