The Walls are Closing In
Decades after The Seclusion, during which America constructed massive border walls and sealed itself off from the outside world, thirty-one year old Patricia Evans lives within the panoptic nightmare of a total surveillance state. A cautionary tale.
History and geography are classified, cultural expression is considered treason, as is any attempt to find out the truth regarding the world at large, past or present. Anyone who fails to toe the line finds themselves on the receiving end of Law Enforcement’s directed energy weapons. Those who escape summary execution are drafted into the military, an organization whose activities beyond the border are unknown to everyday citizens.
While on a routine assignment scouting the viability of dwindling natural resources outside the massive urban centers most citizens call home, Patricia and her co-worker Rexx discover a relic from the past containing dangerous contraband—unedited books from before The Seclusion. These texts will spark an unquenchable thirst for the truth and start Patricia off on a self-destructive journey of discovery. The true history of her family and her country will begin to unfold, and Patricia will be forced to determine the lengths to which she will go to spread the truth to the masses.
This book is currently available for pre-order through reader-driven publisher, Inkshares. 750 pre-orders places The Walls are Closing In on bookstore shelves across the country.
About Jacqui Castle (Asheville, North Carolina Author)
Jacqui Castle is a professional journalist and freelance writer, as well as a regular contributor to local newspaper, Mountain Xpress.