"An FBI agent’s obsession with his late father’s secret sets him on a collision course with a past he has carefully avoided, shadowy enemies he never suspected, and a most unlikely friendship with an autistic man who sees reality in ways no one else can. Will Jackson Barrett’s determination to unlock secrets his father took to the grave save or ultimately destroy one he only knows as — The Source?"
My friend Tim George debuted his first novel The Source this month (August) on Kindle, a bargain at $2.99. It's a complex tale of secrets, codes, murder, an autistic savant with a direct connection to God, and that amazing camaraderie which results from unidentified extreme danger and having only a handful of friends and colleagues to trust.
As with much of e-reader products, Tim's book shows formatting difficulties. Sometimes the editing corrections refuse to come through in the final version, leaving the work straddled with errors resulting in a frustrated indie author.*
The Source is a unique story about two sons, FBI Special Agent Jackson Barrett, Jr., and "Manny", the autistic savant. Jackson seeks to unwrap the secret message left by his Special Agent father, and Manny proves to be the only one who can unlock the code. Mysterious and unidentified forces want Manny because of his capabilities, but Jackson knows Manny is the key to deciphering what his father left him. Jackson thinks it's all about dangerous things in this world. Manny knows it's all about a much more important place where things don't "smell bad". Following the journey of the trustworthy and devoted players in this mystery to find "the source" proves enlightening to each one and dangerous for all of them.
In the end Jackson knows that Manny knows. And that's what Jackson had to learn.
Good characterization, dialogue, voice, and portrayal of this particular autistic character. The Source by T. E. George is a worthwhile read, a tale of confusing interpretations, desperate actions, noble sacrifices, and major conflicts.
(*Tim has been able to correct the errors in formatting since my Kindle book was ordered.)
Father, you know Tim and all of his needs. I pray your blessings to pour down upon him. I pray you would continue to fill his mind with stories you have just for him to tell. I pray your divine protection upon him. Bless him in every way. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.