A Matter of Time

A Matter of Time

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by Glen Cook
     
 

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May 1975. St. Louis. In a snow-swept street, a cop finds the body of a man who died fifty years ago. It's still warm.

July 1866, Lidice, Bohemia: A teenage girl calmly watches her parents die as another being takes control of her body.

August 2058, Prague: Three political rebels flee in to the past, taking with them a terrible secret.

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May 1975. St. Louis. In a snow-swept street, a cop finds the body of a man who died fifty years ago. It's still warm.

July 1866, Lidice, Bohemia: A teenage girl calmly watches her parents die as another being takes control of her body.

August 2058, Prague: Three political rebels flee in to the past, taking with them a terrible secret.

As past, present, and future collide, one man holds the key to the puzzle. And if he doesn't fit it together, the world he knows will fall to pieces. It's just A Matter of Time.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A corpse in an alley kicks off an unusual mystery in this reissued 1985 time travel tale, a rare divergence from far-flung space action and noir fantasy for Cook (Gilded Latten Bones). In 1975 St. Louis, Mo., police detectives Cash and Harald investigate a man's death, but the further they dig, the more evidence they find for an unlikely hypothesis: the fresh corpse is of someone who vanished over 50 years before, and time travel is the only explanation. Desperate to find another answer, they delve into the secret history of their only real suspect, the elderly, reclusive Fiala Groloch. Meanwhile, story lines unfolding in the past and future shed light on the larger picture. While the intriguing murder mystery and clever temporal showmanship were impressive in 1985, last-minute reveals and clumsy convolutions fall short for the more jaded reader of 2011. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597803731
Publisher:
Night Shade Books
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
663,184
File size:
0 MB

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