THE MOST DANGEROUS OPERATION In 2038, the human race is in a death spiral, and most people do not even know it yet. Technology that was supposed to make us better and stronger instead is birthing a strange and terrible plague we may not be able to stop. When the young daughter of Josh Scribner, a wealthy tech entrepreneur, starts to succumb to the illness, he dedicates his fortune in a desperate effort to save her life. Working with a friend & celebrated physicist, Josh develops the ability to send objects back through time. Their goal to recruit an agent in the past who might change our fatal path. In our present day, a broken and traumatized Air Force veteran finds a strange message in the woods, drawing her into an adventure spanning decades. All humanity is at stake, as she and her small group of friends become the unlikely heroes taking up the secret fight against our future doom. MF Thomas and Nicholas Thurkettle, authors of the acclaimed sci-fi thriller Seeing by Moonlight, are back with this time-twisting adventure that asks if our own destiny can be healed.
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About the Author
MF Thomas has lived and worked in over 20 countries. He is very happy to be home in the United States. With Nicholas Thurkettle, he co-authored the sci-fi thriller novel Seeing by Moonlight, published in Autumn 2013.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A Sickness in Time is a complex tale of future technology, viruses (computer and human) and an original form of time travel. I loved it! The technological arguments were innovative and at times hard to follow but there were plenty of events that were very believable. I particularly liked the intermingling of electronic reasoning with human thought and the resulting mix of computer and human viruses. We also had the usual mind boggling situations where actions across time could affect past events. For me the relationship between author and reader is personal so I am always a bit wary of novels written by two people. I don’t know how the task was shared on this occasion but the arrangement worked. The characters were convincing and I enjoyed the story of the mature Josh doing his best to make good the evil that his inventions had unwittingly created. However, for me the real relationship of the book was that between Maria and Lia, their support for each other, their dependence on each other, and their undeniable yet unspoken love for one another. Most of the storylines came together at the end with a few nice little twists. I am not sure if all loose ends were tied but, time permitting, I would willingly read the book again to check. MF Thomas and Nicholas Thurkettle have produced a fascinating science fiction story and I am pleased to give it five stars.
I was given a print copy of A Sickness In Time by M.F. Thomas and Nicholas Thurkettle (actually their publicist) for review. To state right off; I like this book a lot. A Sickness In Time is one of those books that spans a few genres. Here we have; time travel, technology, and corporate greed as the most prevalent. We also have friendship, loyalty, redemption, parental love and some deep philosophical discussion. Thomas and Thurkettle do an admirable job of combining these disparate themes into a coherent, readable, and entertaining (most important to me) adventure. The possible consequences of time travel for personal reasons, no matter how philanthropic are explored in depth by two of the central characters. I was at first concerned that these discussions would slow the story or worse, bore me as a reader. They didn't, although I will admit that they were not the high point of the book for me. Though they may well be for more cerebral readers than I. I think identifying any character as the "main" character would not be correct here. A Sickness In Time reads as more of an ensemble cast, if that makes any sense (I guess you'll have to read it to decide for yourself). I enjoyed the interplay between the cast and the different places they filled in the overall story. We have the duty bound, the anti-social, the establishment, anti-establishment, socially delayed, and the altruistic. That is probably not all but you get the idea. I did like the pace of the story, it kept my attention, and there were twists and turns enough to keep me from trying to predict the story as I read. Techie fans, adventure fans, time travel fans, intrigue fans will all find in A Sickness In Time by M.F. Thomas and Nicholas Thurkettle, a highly entertaining read. I encourage any fans of those genres to check this book out. Enjoy! Mike