|Every so often one of the residents of the silo is chosen to
go Outside and clean the windows. As the air outside is poisonous, they all wear
protective suits and are not expected to return, quickly succumbing to the deadly air
Outside. Now its Holstens turn, the only difference being he volunteered, three
years after his wife went Outside. As he was the Sheriff, responsible for keeping the
peace in the silo, a new person must be found to hold the office. That person is Juliette.
deep down in the mechanical division, Juliette is reluctant to leave her essential work to
move 90 floors up top. She proves to be an efficient sheriff until she uncovers the
truth about the history of the silo. Now The Powers That Be need her to bury that
knowledge before others find out.
I generally dont like science fiction and didnt expect to enjoy this book.
I was wrong. The world of the silo was intriguing, with people accepting thing without
question, content to live in little cliques. The characters were well defined and
came alive; you could see them in your mind. The plot was tightly woven with something
always happening, and there was a political conspiracy happening. In the end it came down
to good vs evil and how people would react. My one complaint is it ended too soon.