You have probably have heard of the phrase ‘if these walls could talk’ when referring to a place where something dramatic or historical has occurred. Well in Eric Bernt’s The Speed of Sound series the walls actually do talk. Eddie Parks, an autistic savant, has created a device known as an echo box which can recreate any past conversations that have been spoken in any room. Needless to say, there are folks out there that would love to get their hands on the echo box, even if it means murder. Bernt releases today the second and last addition to the series, The Sound of Echoes.
After going on the run—for what he knows and has created—autistic Eddie Parks is back in Harmony House, the think tank that has been his sanctuary for sixteen years. With his miraculous invention, an “echo box” that excavates sounds from the past, Eddie achieved the only thing he wanted: to hear his late mother sing. But where Eddie sees good, others see infamy. Because no conversation ever held will be a secret again.
For Bob Stenson, leader of the American Heritage Foundation, whoever controls the echo box controls the future. To seize the game-changing device, he has to get Eddie where he’s most vulnerable: by kidnapping Dr. Skylar Drummond, the only person in the world Eddie trusts.
But Stenson has underestimated his prey. Eddie has the power of echoes on his side. Now he must follow them—into the most dangerous places he’s ever ventured—to save Skylar and the country.