We’re celebrating the release day for “Echoes” today! “Echoes” is a sci-fi / mystery novel by author Therin Knite.
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Read an Excerpt
Lunch with Briggs is like sitting at the king’s table in a medieval fantasy novel: everybody hates you because the king likes you, and they all secretly plot the best way to bring about your painful demise. In the IBI lunchroom, this comes in the form of not-so-subtle whispering and intermittent glances from the various office cliques. They all have their own tables: Homicide in the far right corner, Cyber Security near the salad bar, Special Forces next to the finger food serving line. When we first sit down with our trays—me, Briggs, and Weiss—the entire room falls into a startled hush. Briggs sits alone (with Weiss). Always.
Change is anathema to the IBI.
Before I can even bite into my sub, I spot Jin mouthing words to me from his place at the end of the Cyber Sec table. On his first try, the message reads something like: Wart our yodeling? Realizing his exaggerated enunciation, complete with wide O’s and sluggish tongue movements, makes him look the part of a character in a slow-mo gag video, he tries again, lips moving at a normal pace this time around: What are you doing?
I smile and take a large bite out of my lunch. Jin pouts and stuffs an entire handful of fries into his mouth. He’s well aware I’ll tell him all my dirty secrets later today, but the man is a gossip lover at heart, and it physically hurts him to be left out of the loop for even half a second. Unfortunately for Jin, this is neither the place nor the time to tell him I’m about to do something illegal.
Author: Therin Knite
Genre: SciFi / Mystery
District of Columbia
United Republic of Earth
Twenty-three-year-old Adem Adamend has it rough. His name is ludicrous. His friends are few. And the only thing his “kid genius” status has gotten him at the Interdistrict Bureau of Intelligence is a boatload of extra work with no credit in sight.
Then hotshot lawyer Victor Manson is burned to death in his own back yard, and Adem finds himself using his unique skills to piece together the strangest crime he’s ever seen. Strange because the only possible suspect Adem can pin the murder on…is a mythical beast. A dragon.
Before Adem can unravel the mystery of Manson’s death, the Bureau loses jurisdiction to the secretive EDPA, an organization that investigates weird and deadly events. But Adem isn’t one for giving up, so he takes it upon himself to delve deeper into EDPA’s machinations, into the series of unfortunate events that led to Manson’s demise.
And what he finds may change the way he views the world — and himself — forever.
What do you do when a killer can hide behind his dreams?
What do you do when a murder weapon ceases to exist?
And how do you stop a villain who can conjure up nightmares and burn you from the Earth in the blink of an eye?
Adem Adamend is about to find out.
Therin Knite is a 22-year-old college senior who occasionally writes speculative fiction and has the odd delusion of literary stardom. Knite lives in a humble little place known as the Middle of Nowhere, Virginia and spends every possible second of free time reading books and writing what may possibly qualify as books. Echoes is Therin Knite’s first novel in what will be a futuristic sci-fi/mystery series.
Visit Therin Knite’s website at http://knitewrites.com
Win a signed print copy of “Echoes”. US only. Winner will be contacted through email.