Though he did nothing wrong, Jack Brewster, 15, is closely watched by Captain Harmony's policebots in this apocalyptic small town tale of danger and doubt. Ordinary life patterns are set against Maplefield's contemporary, yet isolated, existence during the terrorizing days of a future past.
Everyone seems to think that Jack's younger brother, Dwayne, 13, committed a crime in the neighborhood. The cops want Jack to help them prove his brother's guilt. The only problem is nobody has any proof. But that does not stop Captain Harmony and his policebots, or p'bots, as most residents call them.
Fictional prose with a neo-noirish teenage twist, would-be technology and the rise of sovereign city-states suggest 'Elusive Suspicions' takes place in another time. Nevertheless, the book manages to stay focused on the never-ending chronicle of the human condition. Recently, various authors, filmmakers and historians have suggested America could become a very different place in the years to come; 'Elusive Suspicions' touches on that same topic. It's a fictitious tale, yet surely feasible.
Here's to the future, because it may be here sooner than anyone thinks. But read 'Elusive Suspicions' today.