What Roble wants to create is illegal…if not impossible.
And everyone seems determined to stop him from trying. But when a few unrepentant ladies join his fight to live free, the Las Vegas desert is going to light up like the 4th of July.
“If you want a cross-breed between an Ayn Rand novel and a techno-thriller, this is the best you’ll read.” –Amazon reviewer
Quote from the back cover:
Alexa counted her shallow breaths. “Roble, what…what is it you need?”
He pulled his arrowhead out from his shirt and rubbed it. “I don’t need to hear how scary the world is and how I shouldn’t try anything. I don’t need to know how much suffering there is out there,” he pointed out the window, “or how bad I should feel about it. What I need…” he looked up, his grey eyes pleading, “…is to see someone who is still happy after growing up.”
Lowering his head, he added, “I need to see living, Ms. Patra, because I actually want to live.”
Quote from inside:
The East China Sea glistened like an endless glass sheet. The F-22 Raptor Super Kai flashed just above its surface, ripping twin aerated water plumes into the air.
A grey destroyer sat broadside in the water just ahead. Roble hurtled toward its bow without slowing.
Crossing above the ship, the jet’s sonic shockwave rocked sailors to the deck as if Roble’s soul had exploded through their bodies. Sea spray from the wake doused the ship’s hull like an exclamation point.
Advisory: This novel contains sex, drugs, and fighter jets.
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Amazon Bestselling Author, S.W. Southwick, son of a fighter pilot, and son of gun, lives and writes in Las Vegas. He is currently working on the sequel to his debut novel, The Untethered, and expects to release it in 2020.
If you are looking for a novel similar in spirit to The Untethered, here is a recommendation by the author:
“Because of my positive philosophical view of life, I usually dislike most novels I read because they tend to endorse a malevolent sense of the universe. More often than not I’m relegated to reading biographies and history books where the heroic nature of a person can’t be fully edited away. I do find many parts of heroic stories “hidden” in sci-fi and fantasy, but what I really long to read about is heroes set in contemporary literature. My view of heroism apparently is much different than the majority of writers and readers. Their heroes tend to sacrifice themselves for others as a principle, think in terms of the collective not specific people, and often forgo their own happiness for the idea that suffering is a virtue. I believe there is a reason many villains (or anti-heroes) in today’s literature are hailed as heroes behind closed doors; it is because many of them, despite their flaws, are actually independent individuals, which I would argue is the highest virtue a human can possess. Have you ever read a story which includes a selfish hero who accomplishes all of his/her dreams, is considered a criminal by society, yet has harmed no one? Those are the stories I want to read.
And here is my favorite: The Fountainhead (1943).
It speaks to me on so many levels. To see a character such as Howard Roark seeking his own happiness for his own sake, to see him using rational judgement instead of mystical teachings, to see him neither helping nor hurting anyone else, to see him actively unattached to any group, to see him attacked from every side simply because he stands on his own two feet and uses his own mind, to see him in a contemporary setting that most people can relate to instead of in a fantasy world or in a galaxy far far away—All these elements makes The Fountainhead something very special. And I would venture to say that the secondary characters, especially Gail Wynand and Dominique Francon, are just as fascinating as Howard Roark.” SW Southwick