Admittedly this book had me shaking my head as I attempted to understand the science--I managed not to take physics at any time in my life!! But I didn't feel too bad as one of the characters was as confuzzled as I was! Thankfully he could think on his feet while no one else could and was able to outwit both the good and the bad guys!!!
Try to imagine your fiance being murdered in front of you--what Jenna does to find out the reason why will keep you reading. Who are the bad guys and who are the good guys? You won't find out until nearly the very end. There are a LOT of twists and turns in this one.
The ending has me wondering and worrying a little and hoping like I seem to do at the end of each of this author's books--that this is not really happening. At the very end--after you have read this roller coaster of a novel-the author does give some interesting information about where he got his information. I may be looking into some of that myself!
About the Book: (from Amazon)
The breathtaking new thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of WIRED.
What if you found a way to send something back in time? But not millions of years back, to the age of the dinosaur. Not even a minute back. What if you could only send something back a fraction of a second? Would this be of any use? You wouldn't have nearly enough time to right a wrong, change an event, or win a lottery.
Nathan Wexler is a brilliant physicist who thinks he's found a way to send matter a split second back into the past. But before he can even confirm his findings, he and his wife-to-be, Jenna Morrison, find themselves in a battle for their very lives. Because while time travel to an instant earlier seems useless, Jenna comes to learn that no capability in history has ever been more profound or far-reaching.
Now, as Jenna fights to defeat the powerful forces arrayed against her, nothing less than the fate of humanity hangs in the balance. . .
Containing a stunningly unique slant on time travel, SPLIT SECOND is a roller-coaster ride of a thriller, one that will have readers pondering the nature of time, and of reality, long after they've read the last page.
"Richards is a worthy successor to Michael Crichton." (SF Book.com)
"Richards is a tremendous new talent" (Stephen Coonts) who can "keep you turning the pages all night long" (Douglas Preston)
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About the Author: (from Amazon)
Douglas E. Richards has been widely praised for his ability to weave action, suspense, and science into riveting novels that brilliantly straddle the thriller and science fiction genres. He is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of WIRED, its sequel, AMPED, THE CURE, and six critically acclaimed middle-grade adventures enjoyed by kids and adults alike.
A former biotech executive, Richards earned a BS in microbiology from the Ohio State University, a master's degree in genetic engineering from the University of Wisconsin (where he engineered mutant viruses now named after him), and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
In recognition of his work, Richards was selected to be a "special guest" at San Diego Comic-Con International, along with such icons as Stan Lee and Ray Bradbury. He has written numerous feature articles for the award-winning magazine, National Geographic KIDS -- some having appeared in a dozen languages in as many as sixteen countries -- as well as essays for the BBC, The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Earth & Sky, Today's Parent, and many others.
The author currently lives in San Diego, California, with his wife, two children, and two dogs.
Near Future Science Fiction Thrillers by Douglas E. Richards
WIRED (Wired 1), AMPED (Wired 2)
MIND'S EYE (Nick Hall 1), BRAINWEB (Nick Hall 2)
QUANTUM LENS SPLIT SECOND GAME CHANGER
Kids Science Fiction Thrillers (9 and up, enjoyed by kids and adults alike)
TRAPPED (Prometheus Project 1), CAPTURED (Prometheus Project 2), STRANDED (Prometheus Project 3)
OUT OF THIS WORLD THE DEVIL'S SWORD
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