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Fracture Point

(A Point Thriller #1)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  86 ratings  ·  60 reviews
An untrained spy and a rebel faction.
A mysterious scarlet-haired jazz singer.
Dangerous secrets guarded by a devious killer.

What could possibly go wrong?

Only everything.

Tom’s brilliant. A whiz about just about everything, he just aced his Assessment Test, but when it comes to people smarts, he’s clueless. When his older brother, Jack, disappears, he opens the door to advent
Paperback, 193 pages
Published June 26th 2017 by Evolved Publishing (first published June 9th 2017)
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Sherry Fundin
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying, make sure you have no plans…nowhere to go, nothing to do…because once you start reading, Fracture Point will take you down a path that will not let you go until the last word is read.

Is this what the future holds for us?

Warren Scott, well, he got my attention from the opening chapter and I felt nothing good was going to come from knowing him. He has a secret and he won’t share…yet. There is nothing he won’t do to win and revels in the evil he doles out to anyone who cros
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Fracture Point is a young adult dystopian novel that takes place in a future America split by the classes. You're either one of the privileged 1% or you're part of the struggling working class. The story opens at a point where things have become so bad that the poor are beginning to fight back out of pure desperation. They are tired of living in destitution, with little or no health care, and at the whim of the uncaring ri
Clare O'Beara
Mar 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: america-crime
I am certain some readers will enjoy this much more than I did; it just wasn't right for me. Full of violence, killing, clean-ups of bodies, thugs, blackmail, morally corrupt persons, strong language, did I mention violence.

I appreciate that the author has taken the time to set this in a future a few decades on, in which America is unpleasant and civil liberties are removed, climate warming makes summer come earlier each year, money is made by the wealthy and everyone else can't drink the water
Jessica Bronder
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story is based in 2041 in an America that has gone downhill. The 1% take everything they want where the 99% has to struggle daily for things like water. They have given up their rights in the name of terrorism and to feel same. But all that has done is made them poorer and closer to a breaking point.

Jack is a spy for the Fourteenth Colony. He works at the local country club as a tennis instructor while keeping his ears open with tidbits of information. But then he disappears. It is up to To
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I freely chose to review this ARC from an author I didn't know, and am now a HUGE fan! At first the title threw me off as I thought it was a ho hum story, but I couldn't be more wrong as I took Jack's side even though I thought he was a jerk. In the year 2041, America has not seen so many ghettos as the wealthy rapidly out-paced the middle class and the poor, big brother is watching as terrorists caused many Americans to give up their rights just to feel safe. Jack is a spy for a rebel faction a ...more
Beverly Laude
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
All I can say is, "What a ride!". This book grabs your attention & you have to keep reading until you are finished! The story has aspects that remind the reader of other dystopian books, with a little Jason Bourne thrown in. Espionage, spies, infidelity,'s all here.

You have a creepy villain in Warren Scott, a cool rebel hero in Jack, his nerdy brother Tom & a beautiful girl. What else do you need?

Well-written, action packed & thought provoking. Great characters & great story. I lov
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Love the characters, each one is introduced to you and you get to know them. Warren is a creepy, evil man who gets away with so much. Love Jack and Tom. Jack is my favorite and I was so afraid for him. The plots in this book were amazing, so much was happening you had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next. Will be reading Shatter Point to see what is going to happen with Jack and Tom.
Carol Keen
It's action packed, and fast. It's futuristic and something like spy thriller with something else. Big Brother is in full force, which is always freaky and scary! Super well formed characters, they are in depth and very realistic. That detail alone sucked me right in. It's a page turner, and not that's not said a cliché in this instance. It's how sucked into the story you will become, and it didn't disappoint me at all.

My copy came from the author. I wasn't required to leave a positive review.
Linda Longo
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was expecting a good book , but not expecting one that would keep me up half the night to finish it. Foolish me. When Jeff Altabef writes - get ready for a magic ride ! I cannot write a better intro than that . His characters are always done in depth, and storylines are impeccable. Excellent read !
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
[ I received this book from the author and am voluntarily reviewing it]
Loved it. Great thrill ride through a world so like our own but where are freedoms are dependent on our social status. Jeff Altabef spins an amazing tell of twists and turns that will keep you glued to the book. This is a must read. Come experience the journey!
Jessica Mitchell
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fracture Point

Such a neat and scary book all rolled into one. Makes you wonder, if things will ever go this way in the real world. Which I would hope not...
Jack found something he wasn't suppose too. From a night of foolery. Now a very bad and crazy man is after him and everyone he knows. Will he make it out alive?
 B. Sinsational
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Thrillerlovers or suspense lovers
🏆 Award-worthy exceptional thriller !! 🏆
[[ First I will admit that this is a genre I read, but not usually prefer since I don't enjoy gorging in violence, torture or misery. So somewhat of slight hesitation, was my starting mindset. (All reviews are subjected to that readers mindset thats why this is important, especially if its not overall positive)]]
This is my very first book by this Author, and here is my spontaneous response: You've better bundle up with some good snacks, dissconnect the pho
Mary Enck
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those stories that did not put me to sleep. Rather, I stayed awake through the night to keep going. There is a lot happening and most of it is exciting, suspenseful and can make you mad just reading it. Over and over, I glimpsed the future of America in the story. It is depressing to consider how the changes that are happening to us today carry a mere echo of our past history and what we stand for as a nation. Yes, there is a lot in this novel that deepens the awareness of what we ...more
Sep 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
I cheated and listened to the audiobook, rather than reading it. I wasn't overly impressed with the narration and recording and I'd've done better to read the text.
It's a great conspiracy and spy story and I'm sure it would make a terrific movie. There is certainly enough intrigue and action, as well as ideas that are worth thinking about.
Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: digital-book
I was given a copy of this book to read by the author. I would like to apologize to the author for it taking me so long to review.
Even though this is the first book of the series it felt like a sequel. I had some questions that were not answered, like how did America fall into dystopia and how are all these men actually connected.
The poor people being ruled by a few rich elite and the rich elite fighting amongst themselves seems way to familiar right now.
America has dissolved into a dystopian
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Sandra Streeting
In a corrupt USA of the future, where unfair laws are crippling the poorer citizens and corrupt officals are turning a blind eye, the Fourteenth Colony, an underground movement who gather important information, with the intention of restoring America to it's former glory; have lost an operative; Jack. Jack has unwittingly stumbled upon a piece of information on an accidently acquired flash drive that is so dangerous to certain influential people, that they have sent a homicidal maniac, Warren, a ...more
Alice Taylor
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fracture Point is about a futuristic time in the United States. This book starts out from Warren's point of view, and Warren is a hit man who kills people and really enjoys it if he gets to torture them just right. Then it goes to Jack, who is just turned 18, and working at the club as an assistant tennis instructor, but he worked as a waiter for special events when needed. Jack was working an even that was a fundraiser for Founding Fathers' Brain Cancer Research, which is an extremely aggressiv ...more
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
I don’t read YA, but I do read Jeff Altabef. He is a talented author, and Fracture Point is once again proof of that fact.

Fracture Point is a thrilling story of America in 2041 where money rules and nation is divided into those who have all the privileges and power and those, who have absolutely nothing. But there is an underground movement, Fourteenth Colony. The members of the resistance believe that then America can be restored back to its former beauty, that the American dream is still aliv
Andrea Stoeckel
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
[ I received this book from the author and am voluntarily reviewing it]

This book is a bit on the frightening side, not because of apocalyptic monsters but because of how strange the monsters inside of us all can act when food is scarce and people have lost their way through the maze of life in a dystopian world on the brink of Civil War over food and other things.

A man on a motorcycle, a tortured soul and famine all come together in 2041 when the "fracture point" is reached. And chaos ensues as
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, reviewed, thriller
"Time to go down the rabbit hole, Tommy."
America, 2041. "Scared people gave away their most important rights to feel safe," and, over time, many had lost the right to vote - the unemployed, the poor - which led to even greater losses with the whole country being "owned by a few people with everyone else fighting over scraps." The threat of internal violence and riots loomed, but some people hoped for a safer, more peaceful way

Fracture point is the exciting tale of an handful of these people, and
Rabid Reader
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Set in 2041 in a corrupt America on the brink of Civil War; with unfair laws, dishonest officials, numerous ghettos, violence and manipulation everywhere. Fracture Point will take you down a path that verges on horror, but it is not due to any supernatural entities or war, just human greed and disregard for his fellow man. Jack is a spy for a rebel faction and when he goes missing, his brother Tom (who has no real idea what Jack was involved in), tries to find him and ends up being in a world of ...more
Jun 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. Fracture Point is the second book that I have read by this author. I wasn't sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised by the storyline. The book can be read as a standalone. There is violence.

The book blurb adequately describes the storyline so I'm not going to repeat all of that info here. The author did a good job of giving readers an overview of what this story is about and the lengths some people will go to for power. Even though the events in this book were over a short ti
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This one had everything I was looking for in a thriller. This is also the first time in hearing about and reading this author. Be careful with this one because once you start it you will not want to back out at any point because of the world it takes you with all the elements that await. It kinda though too the way the classes are split of the clicks in high school in small town America. Lots of rebelling so lots of pulling to your seat action. The characters keep you hostage in their world with ...more
Sep 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fracture Point, my third read/listen from author Jeff Altabef, the first one was the short story ENEMIES OF THE STATE and was so good I had to come back for more!. Altabef does a good job in getting you so caught up in the story that you get caught up in the runaway train that the story is. I really liked it and look forward to his next book. I don't restrict myself to a particular genre. I'm a sucker for anything with memorable characters and a story that keeps me guessing and a plot that keeps ...more
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading an advanced copy that was given to me free in exchange for an honest review. I absolutely loved it and couldn't put it down! While it set as a futuristic society, it hits pretty close to home with what is happening in the US today. The characters are well developed. It is fairly fast paced with very interesting plot and storyline. Tom & Jack had me cheering them on and worrying about them while I kept waiting for Warren to either self destruct or be killed. There were som ...more
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book more then I thought I would. The blurb was interesting and I was not disappointed. It did a great job of describing how people can give away their freedom's without realizing it. This future was too believable but that was one of the reasons I liked it. Once I started reading it I had to finish it. Well written, it was full of twists and turns and had to read it to see who exactly was the main bad guy calling the shots and why. I liked the ending, it was not what I thought it w ...more
Karen Griffin
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a free advanced copy of this book in exchange for a voluntary and honest review.

This is a very detailed story set in a well-developed world. There are several story lines going on simultaneously, and it can get confusing at some points, but as the various threads continue to weave together, it makes more and more sense. The main characters are very detailed and their motivations are (mostly) clear - even the unhinged ones. If you are in to dystopian novels that use frighteningly plau
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story takes place in a future United States. It is told by several people: Warren, a deviant hitman; Jack, an undercover rebel; and Jack's brother Tom, who is worried about his brother. The story really picks up speed after the introductions and becomes a well-paced, well-written story that keeps you turning the pages. The intrigue and twists and turns keep you wondering what will happen next, and you get involved with the characters so that you love and hate them. The dystopian world is so ...more
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Such an awesome, action filled novel. I enjoyed it so much and I read late into the night. I have already started reading the next book in the series but I forced myself to leave that twisted dystopian world to let you know that you should read this story. It does have violence and a ton of action. The world and characters are described so well that I feel as if I was really there and know these people.

Disclaimer: I received this book from the author, who requested an honest review. This was de
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fracture Point is a YA dystopian novel that grabs your attention from the very beginning.
The world has been split into the privileged and the lower middle class exist anymore. And the rebel faction, standing up for the lower class, has had enough! Is this where our world is headed?
Jeff's world building and character development is always so in depth and makes the story just keep off of the pages.
Full of intrigue, blackmail, loyalty, villains and heroes...
Fracture Point pulls you into
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Jeff Altabef lives in New York with his wife, two daughters, and Charlie the dog. He spends time volunteering at the writing center in the local community college. After years of being accused of "telling stories," he thought he would make it official. He writes in both the thriller and young adult genres. Fourteenth Colony, a political thriller, is his debut novel. Jeff has a blog designed to enc ...more

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