"In this beautifully written and engaging novel DeBlanck manages to capture the emotional turmoil of his youthful protagonist and the intensely personal journey he undertakes towards his own salvation. But what I enjoyed most about this novel was the wonderful, evocative descriptions of the places that Newsome journeys through, in the desert plains and valleys of the border states of America.
--Vaseem Khan, author of The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra
"Journey. Addiction. Suspense. Confrontation. Redemption. These are just a few of the words to describe The Destruction of Silence. This is a very special story that follows Thomas Newsome on his journey to find his father and to find his self . . . With each word shaped and polished by author Roger DeBlanck, this is one you must read."
--Jonathan Sturak, author of A Smudge of Gray
"The character development is amazing and the story moves quickly. The plot builds as the main character overcomes his past, grows into a man and finds inner peace . . . I highly recommend readers go on the journey with the characters. It is well worth it."
--Donald Ozello, author of Running
"If you like smart books for smart people, you should buy and read The Destruction of Silence . . . I was made to consider many deeper truths that do not normally occur in literature."
--Gerald Weaver, author of Gospel Prism
"This story is a heart wrenching . . . and eventually uplifting little gem that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys experiencing a read that touches all your emotions in a way that leaves you better for having read it."
--Vicki-Ann Bush, author of The Garden of Two
About the Author
Roger DeBlanck is the author of three novels, The Destruction of Silence, The Sky Buries All Sorrow, and The Ramos Brothers Trust Castro and Kennedy, and a book of poetry, Empire of the Mind. He has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a master's degree in Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He works as a librarian in a large public library in Las Vegas, Nevada. He and his wife Alison live in Henderson, Nevada. They have a beloved dog named Brody. Visit the author's website at rogerdeblanck.com for the latest news and updates on what he is working on next. You can also connect with Roger on Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. All links are available on his website.