Days of Atonement

Days of Atonement

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by Walter Jon Williams
     
 

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Loren Hawn is a traditional Western peace officer walking the streets of 21st Century New Mexico, and seemingly unaware that times have changed. And when a dying man named Randal falls out of a bullet-riddled car and dies in Loren’s arm, Loren finds he isn’t the only man living in the wrong time--- because he remembers pulling Randal’s dead body… See more details below

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Loren Hawn is a traditional Western peace officer walking the streets of 21st Century New Mexico, and seemingly unaware that times have changed. And when a dying man named Randal falls out of a bullet-riddled car and dies in Loren’s arm, Loren finds he isn’t the only man living in the wrong time--- because he remembers pulling Randal’s dead body out of a wrecked car twenty years before.

He knows the car belongs to a scientist who works at the high-security laboratory built on the outskirts of town, and he knows that if he doesn’t work fast, all evidence of a crime will disappear into national security vaults. In order to bring justice back to his community, Loren will have to risk everything, his life, his job, his faith, and his family.

This is one of Walter Jon Williams' finest works.

Editorial Reviews

anonymous reviewer
A tightly plotted, hugely complex, but ultimately very satisfying novel."
Anonymous Reviewer
Williams' most ambitious novel to date combines mystery, hard science, character study, and setting with impressive success . . . In overall technical excellence, this proves to be the best book by an increasingly skilled author. It is also an above average portrait of scientists at work. Highly Recommended.
Peter Heck
Williams' longest, most densely realized and successful book to date.
Roland Green
This is a novel that works marvelously on a variety of levels-- as an adventure story, a trek through personal entanglements, a study in detailed police techniques and an enlightening lesson in theoretical science. And if that isn't enough, it also offers a totally unexpected ending.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013195264
Publisher:
World Domination, Ltd.
Publication date:
08/02/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
857,966
File size:
1 MB

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