Angry Robot. May 2023. 328p. ISBN 9781915202468. pap. $17.99. SF
In this high-octane, whirlwind thriller that combines crime fiction and sci-fi, LifeTime, a private law enforcement agency, uses time travel to prevent crimes. Agent Miriam Randle expects her current assignment to go like any other for her and her partner. But when the routine assignment goes wrong, it opens a Pandora’s box that will throw everything Miriam believed about her life into chaos. She must hop through different time periods, following a shadow from her past while at the same time unraveling a possible conspiracy at the highest levels of her organization. Readers will enjoy trying to piece together the various timelines that transpire, not only currently, but through various years and situations, trying to figure out what actually happened. While it can be confusing at times, the book is an interesting take on the time-travel trope and the philosophical thought experiment of what would happen if the past could be changed.
VERDICT Like a Mission Impossible or a Minority Report with the addition of time-travel. Readers of sci-fi will enjoy this new take on a classic idea from Bellin (Scarred City).
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