Yesterday's Heroes [NOOK Book]

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Aurora "Rory" Graystone
Codename: Halo
Abilities: superior reflexes, I.Q. and aptitude for calculating probabilities
Mission: find missing teammates

Rory knows she's being watched, and she's not about ...

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Overview


Aurora "Rory" Graystone
Codename: Halo
Abilities: superior reflexes, I.Q. and aptitude for calculating probabilities
Mission: find missing teammates

Rory knows she's being watched, and she's not about to let the hunter catch her in his trap. She'll confront her stalker, a man she suspects is involved in the disappearances of other superheroes—if she can ignore the sensual heat that fills her every time he's near...

Michael Hunter
Codename: Hard Target
Abilities: expert tracker and sniper
Mission: kill Rory Graystone

One of five desperate men sent back in time to save the future, Michael believes eliminating Rory is the key to his mission. But even as he takes aim, a split second of doubt causes him to miss his shot.

Drawn together by passion, and on a collision course with fate, can Rory and Michael work together to change the future? Or have they set in motion the horrific history the time travelers are trying to prevent?

26,000 words

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426894367
  • Publisher: Carina Press
  • Publication date: 9/17/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Sales rank: 452,055
  • File size: 333 KB

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April 2, 2115

"Captain Hunter."

"Sir?"

"You understand this is a one-way mission?"

"Yes, sir."

"The recall devices may never work."

"Yes, sir."

"You and your team will be sent back to 1965. The chips we implanted in your brain have the latest and the most accurate information we could gather. They will provide you with data on your targets. The serum will sustain you for the rigors of time travel, sustain you for the long wait."

"Yes, sir."

"You could all die five minutes after we turn on the machine."

"Or we could save the world, sir. We understand the risks. We understood it when you proposed the bio-mechanical recon initiative. We're Boomers, sir. We're the only ones left." The only five to survive the implants. The only five to survive the serum. The only five with a hope in hell of pulling this off.

"You have your orders, Captain." The president rose and extended his hand. "Godspeed, son."

"Thank you, sir." Captain Michael Hunter shook the president's hand and then took a step back to salute. When he left this office, Michael Hunter would join the other men of the Bio-Mechanical Recon Unit...Boomers.

To vanish.

To wait.

To assassinate their enemies.

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  • Posted September 17, 2012

    I can¿t say I didn¿t like this novel, but I was expecting someth

    I can’t say I didn’t like this novel, but I was expecting something totally different. The description and the cover make you think about a story with spies, secret missions and lots of adventures. We have spies, we have a mission but..the suspense and the adventures are not in the quantity I was hoping. The novel looks more like an introduction to a series, but from what I saw, it’s not. Unfortunately. Because the main idea it’s really interesting and it’s a pity that it was treated in a somehow superficial way.

    The story talks about two groups: one of super heroes from the past (1960) and one of spies from the present, sent in the past to stop the disastrous evolution of the world. But everything changes when one of the spies and one of the super heroes feel an inexplicable attraction for the other one. And neither manage to resist. The book focuses on the moments when Rory is captured by the spies and she slowly begins to understand their mission. She stops seeing them as enemies, especially one of them, but in the same time, her team of super heroes tries to save her, almost sending the world to disaster. And Rory is the only one able to stop this.

    Unfortunately, at the end of the book, you have a lot of questions. This is why I was saying before that the book looks more like an introduction to a larger story. The author doesn’t offer any explanation for the disappearance of two members of Rory’s team, she doesn’t specifies who is the enemy of both teams who will lead the world to disaster and she doesn’t clarify the mystery regarding the protagonist and her implication in the future’s events.

    What I liked is the way the book makes you think about destiny. At the end of the novel, it’s impossible not to try to understand if our actions are conditioned by the fate or on the contrary, if the way we act modifies our path.

    Probably if the author will continue someday the story, I will be curious to read it, because until I got to the last page, I actually liked it. But, if Yesterday's Heroes remains an independent book, the main feeling about it is disappointment.

    Pros:

    - The action manages to keep you entertained and it’s really engaging. The story is well written, some subjects are very well detailed and until the last page (when you discover the sudden ending), you don’t feel that something is missing.

    Cons:

    - Incomplete. This is the word that keeps popping in my mind after I finished the novel. A good story, with interesting ideas, well described characters and a nice writing style. But all of this become pale in comparison with the sudden ending and the mysteries that remain unsolved.

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    Posted October 12, 2012

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