The Silent Count

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The Silent Count

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First Place Book Award

First Place Award

Fiction > Thriller - Political
Second Place Book Award

Second Place Award

Fiction > Thriller - Technothrillers, Fiction > Dystopian - Climate Change


The Silent Count, a thriller, imagines technological solutions to climate change — based on real science — as well as the consequences if these technologies fell into the wrong hands. Nuclear engineer Dara Bouldin is in debt, broken hearted, and feeling invisible. Meanwhile, her ex Jericho’s latest single is racing up the charts and her handsome new colleague Dmitri is friendly with everyone but her. All around them, wildfires, floods, and other natural disasters have become the norm. But Dara has an audacious plan to reverse climate change, if only someone would listen. Little does she know, someone at the CIA has been paying attention. And when the public demands action, Dara gets the chance to turn her dream into reality, with the blessings of Congress and the President. That is until she discovers a secret that thrusts her into the center of a global conflict that could rewrite history, in dire ways she never intended. And the countdown has already begun…