Sam Webb remembers things that no one else does. He has memories of events that never occurred and people who never existed, slowly driving him mad. He's a key player in a global conspiracy that is rewriting history, and he wants out. There's only one problem. He has no idea how far he's actually in. The most historic invention ever created lies in secret beneath a nuclear plant in Waxahachie, Texas. It opens a door to a dimension not constrained by the known limits of space and time. Rather than for noble scientific discovery, however, AlphaGroup's ruthless CEO, Johnson Dravek, is using the machine in pursuit of ultimate power. Sam Webb is Dravek's ripper, the traveler inside the machine. His job is simple—to make money for the company by orchestrating "forwards,” business deals designed to cash in on events that have already come to pass. Each time he does his job, however, history is altered and lives are destroyed. He copes by drinking. While carrying out his latest assignment to exploit the housing market crash of 2007, Webb begins uncovering the truth of Dravek's master plan and how he really controls his sweeping empire. With the help of Marcus Planck, a brilliant physicist and inventor, Webb devises a plan to take down Dravek by using the machine against him. From 2131 to 1980, he leaps through time, striking deals at precise moments in order to bankrupt AlphaGroup and salvage whatever future may be left. The deeper he gets, the more corruption he unearths, including deceit, theft, and murder. Along the way, as each rip through time takes an ever-greater toll on his body and mind, Webb must face the repercussions of his own choices, including the impact they've had on the people he cares about most. But even he can't foresee just how important his past is to the future, and finding out who he really is may be the end of it all.
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About the Author
Matt Hogan is a practicing internist who had to slog through medical school and residency before finding the time to pursue his other interests, including sleeping, eating foods that don't come in a can, and writing. As a child in Philadelphia, Matt fell in love with both science and fiction, consuming every medium from which they came. From textbooks to movies, his life was filled with things both real and imagined, and he dreamed of one day blending them together. So when his real pursuits finally allowed, he started to imagine again. Matt currently lives in Atlanta with his wife and two children. This is his first novel.
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Mr. November based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Mr. November is a science fiction story about Sam Webb. Sam works for a scientific organization that has invented a machine that can travel in time. Sam is the traveler inside the machine conducting the missions he has been given by, Johnson Dravek, the CEO of the company. Sam keeps having visions of things he has never seen and slowly he discovers that Johnson is using the time machine to his own advantage. Sam and his friend, Marcus’s mission become finding a way to stop Johnson by using his weapon against him. However, there is a price to pay for playing with destiny and what’s left in the past, which catches up with everyone involved in the book, especially Sam. I found the storyline to be very unique. Although I have read many time travel novels, this one still stood out for me. The character development was superb. The literature and lyrical style of writing was easy to understand, particularly for a complex book like this one. The descriptive writing also created the ability for me to feel like I was on the journey with the characters. I believe the author has done much research on the book as I did not find any loopholes or questionable events tied up to the story. The story is long and the pace is steady enough keeping you intrigued along the way. I recommend this book to any one that enjoys reading books on time travel and is a sci-fi fan.
Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers' Favorite Mr. November by Matt Hogan combines sci-fi with time travel to deliver exciting entertainment for readers. Meet Sam Webb, a complex character who may appear to be just a drunk to the ordinary man, but who carries a heavy weight within his soul. Webb remembers things that never happened and things that no one knows about. His job is about to rip his life apart, driving him to the edge of insanity, thanks to an unscrupulous man on his journey to becoming the most powerful man in the world. Pulled into a sinister game to control and alter history, Sam Webb is being used by his boss, Johnson Dravek, who has full access to one of the most revolutionary technological inventions; the machine beneath a nuclear plant in Waxahachie. Johnson Dravek, the CEO of AlphaGroup, uses Webb to make a killing on events that are already past because Webb is the only one who can use the machine, but the setback is the destruction of lives and the altering of history. But Webb is waking up, about to stand up against his boss’s selfishness and quest for power. Will he be able to use his boss’s own machine to destroy him and his ambitions? This is a work of great imagination, a story that transports the reader into a powerful technological setting, with characters that face great psychological challenges. It is exciting navigating the mind of Sam Webb, the protagonist and a character that is wonderfully imagined and executed with great mastery. Matt Hogan is a great storyteller with an unusual gift for emotionally charged scenes, and I enjoyed the striking balance between the fast-paced plot and the colorful setting. Mr. November is a gripping story with sophisticated characters, featuring cutting edge technology, a story that is as entertaining as any can be.