In 2061, a young scientist invents a time machine to fix a tragedy in his past. But his good intentions turn catastrophic when an early test reveals something unexpected: the end of the world.
A desperate plan is formed. Recruit three heroes, ordinary humans capable of extraordinary things, and change the future.
Safa Patel is an elite police officer, on duty when Downing Street comes under terrorist attack. As armed men storm through the breach, she dispatches them all.
'Mad' Harry Madden is a legend of the Second World War. Not only did he complete an impossible mission—to plant charges on a heavily defended submarine base—but he also escaped with his life.
Ben Ryder is just an insurance investigator. But as a young man he witnessed a gang assaulting a woman and her child. He went to their rescue, and killed all five.
Can these three heroes, extracted from their timelines at the point of death, save the world?~Goodreads Blurb
With great promise, comes great responsibility. Well, not really but it can’t hurt to put a bit of pressure on an author. A book of this size has a promise of some world building and to have a lot going on. Instead readers are given some back story, and then pages upon pages about one character’s depression. While I would expect there to be some underlying trauma from finding out you’re dead and have to move on, the “woe is me” attitude wore thin very quickly. Honestly, Safa had more reason to break than Ben Ryder. I expected this story to be about these three great heroes making a difference, even after death. I would almost recommend a name change to “Ben Ryder: I’m Not a Soldier.”
Coupling the highlighting of Ben ryder’s character with Safa’s character makeup, annoyed me to no-end. She is described as the perfect woman, and in almost every instance men are drawn to her. She gets taken advantage of by her boss, and then in a matter of weeks, the author has her trying to seduce a guy better. Harry, a man extracted from the furthest point, could easily have been replaced by a robot sidekick for all the real growth the character has. No one has the training to be able to automatically adjust to moving years into the future or the past. It had the potential to be a great book but unless something drastically improves the next one, I don’t think this will be a series to promote.
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