In 2080, technology has gone too far for J.L. Cooper. He is happily hidden in his simple, secluded life as a private detective in a small town, far from any pop travel laser teleportation stations. Until he takes on a client who insists pop travel made his fiancé disappear.
When Cooper investigates, he finds evidence of pop travel's deadly flaw, sparking a series of murders, attempts on his life, and threats to his brother. He'd like to pass off the evidence but knows he's being watched and can't trust anyone. And who would believe him?
The only way he can save his brother is to fool his observers while looking for a way to expose the problem. He decides to go to the source and confront the Creator of pop travel. On his way, Cooper meets Southern siren, Geri Harper (an undercover FBI agent) who tags along despite his protests. When they reach the Creator, he has plans of his own and leads them on a wild detour.
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About the Author
Living up and down the Eastern US and traveling worldwide has given her many alternate perspectives. Now she resides in Ohio with her three active boys and Coach Husband. Atlanta is the most dear as her parents live there and that’s where she got married. So many stories to tell. In addition to her novels, she has published short stories and poetry.
Her favorite genres to read and write are Science Fiction, Fantasy, Thriller, and Humor, have to have humor! She is also working on a non-fiction book of tips for women who hate housework.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Not usually a big fan of sci-fi, but I really enjoyed this book. It's a wonderful story full of so many good things- likable characters, intrigue, and a superbly developed future society. One of my dislikes of stories that take you into the future is the disregard for typical human nature, but that's not so in this book. Human nature stays the same- our greed and need for instant gratification put people's lives at risk. Clever story. Well written and fun.
It seemed fitting I was reading Pop Travel by Tara Tyler, since I was traveling this Labor Day weekend! Anyone who has ever wished they could escape airports and the endless delays of flying (and who hasn't?!), will love this novel. In Tyler's novel, teleportation was the answer, but every new technology has glitches. Tyler says she was Inspired by Michael Crichton's incredible style to take on the challenge of writing a fast-paced techno-thriller. I think she succeeded and that you'll enjoy the ride . . . . the book also reminded me of the novel Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Anyway, Tyler didn't waste any time jumping right into the action--I was hooked from page one! There was just enough back-story presented for clarification without the annoying info dumps. I commend Tyler's ability to write strong characters . . . specifically, the mixture of external and internal conflict with Cooper was very well done. And the setting was so cool and the plot that rotated around it very believable! I could easily imagine the United States heading down this scary road. Coincidentally, I've become increasingly wary of that white panel van surveillancing my neighborhood on a weekly basis. Yeah, it has ice cream stickers on the sides and blares the "Do Your Ears Hang Low" jingle, but my guess after reading Pop Travel is it's all a cover-up for Big Brother to keep their ears low . . . to the ground . . . listening in carefully to all of us. Hey, some of you may laugh, but after the Edward Snowden scandal, the Intelligence community have been up to their ears in hot water . . . Spying on regular citizens through their compucenters (computers)? Reading our vid messages (e-mails)? Monitoring our Qnet (web) searches? With the direction the NSA is heading, I can totally picture Tyler's storyline happening in real life. Okay, I am a writer myself and frequently hear voices in my head, so my paranoia may just be my muse whispering to me in the dark corners of my mind again (or am I just saying all of this as a coverup so the NSA won't send the ice cream man to kidnap me?) You decide. In the meantime, I'm really hoping Pop Travel will be made into a movie one day because it's the type of plot that would be PERFECT for the big screen . . . if the FBI and NSA will allow it ;-)
The year is 2080. Travel is a lot different than it is today. Teleportation, AKA "Pop Travel" is the favorite mode of transportation. The system however, is not without flaws. When travelers begin disappearing, J.L.Cooper commences an investigation and discovers a huge cover-up. It's up to him to expose it. But can he do it before more people disappear? And can he do it without being murdered in the process? You'll have to read to find out. Pop Travel is an action-packed sci-fi book. The premise of the story is intriguing and compelling. The main protagonist, J.L. Cooper, is strong and well-developed. All of the action and suspense makes it a real page-turner. Sci-fi enthusiasts will really enjoy reading this book.
This book would make a great movie. Lots of action and creativity. I could see someone like Matt Damon as the part of Cooper. I'm looking for more writing from this author.
This is a face paced futuristic novel. The characters are developed well and the storyline is different than any I've read. I found myself laughing out loud with the actions of the Creator. I liked the unexpected twists of the investigation. I would like to see future stories developed with Cooper and Geri. Great read from a new author.