Fatal Impact

Fatal Impact

by Robert Thornton


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Brilliant attorney, Marion Burch is devastated. Her rocky marriage has suddenly ended when her pompous and aloof scientist husband, Jared, the golden boy of Tyler Industries, dies in a fiery plane crash.
Or, so she thinks.
She mourns her husband's death and begins the grief process. Then, one night she receives the first of a series of mysterious phone calls from someone sounding remarkably like Jared.
Compelled by an abiding love for her husband, Marion investigates the source of the phone calls hoping against all logic that Jared my somehow be alive. She tracks the location to a rural cabin far from the crash site.
On arrival at the cabin, Marion finds Jared miraculously alive. His only problem? Amnesia for the plane crash and everything that preceded it. She brings home a kinder and gentler childlike Jared, anticipating an exciting new beginning with the love of her life. However, the bliss is shattered when they are attacked and nearly murdered by armed men from Tyler Industries.
Pursued throughout rural Alabama by the gunmen, they learn of a plan to attack the White House. Armed only with their wits, Marion and Jared must decipher the conundrum of Jared's survival in order to foil a plot to commit the worse act of terror since 9/11.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484060940
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/12/2013
Pages: 402
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Robert Thornton is a work in progress. He's a family practitioner, computer hobbyist, and, most important, a reader. Writing, for the past twenty years, has been an abiding passion. His novel, FATAL IMPACT, is the latest creation born of that passion. Visit his website at:www.RobertThorntonOnline.com

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CompulsionReads More than 1 year ago
Jared Burch is about to become a household name. As an experimental physicist for Tyler Industries he and his partner have just completed a project that will change everything we think about how the universe works, but first he has to take a plane ride to Houston and try and scrounge up further funding. Unfortunately, the plane crashes and Jared’s body is never found among the wreckage.  Marion Burch is one of the best defense lawyers in Alabama, but that hasn’t helped her crumbling marriage. When she finds the divorce papers her husband Jared hid in his nightstand she recommits to making their marriage work. Hours after winning her latest case Marion finds out that Jared’s plane crashed and no survivors have been found. Not only has she lost her husband, but now she is being accused of insider trading. Just when things couldn’t get any worse she starts to get weird phone calls from someone who sounds just like Jared.  Marion is thrust into a conspiracy that could cost her her career and life if she doesn’t find a way to prove her innocence.  Fatal Impact is a fast-paced thriller that will keep the reader guessing at every turn of the page. Author Robert Thornton has skillfully written a mystery that is both cerebral and emotive. Thornton has really done his homework as this story requires him to teach the reader about quantum mechanics, mathematics and neurobiology. Seeing as I had to take physics multiple times in college, I appreciate and applaud Thornton’s efforts and feel he did a great job of making complex theories understandable and interesting.  In addition to the well written science, I have to admit that I loved Marion and felt that she was a strong, brave and attentive character that I am proud to have represent woman kind. Throughout all the chaos that was thrown at her she still managed to put her chin up and battle on.  If you love a good mystery mixed with action and surprises, then you want to read this book.  (This book was provided to Compulsion Reads for review by the author.)