What if you found a way to send something back in time? But not millions of years back, to the age of the dinosaur. Not a day back. Not even a minute back.
What if you could only send something back less than the blink of an eye? Would this be of any use? You wouldn't have nearly enough time to right a wrong, change an event, or win a lottery.
Nathan Wexler is a brilliant physicist who thinks he's found a way to send matter a split second back into the past. But before he can even confirm his findings, he and his wife-to-be, Jenna Morrison, find themselves in a battle for their very lives. Because while time travel to an instant earlier seems useless, Jenna comes to learn that no capability in history has ever been more profound or far-reaching.
Now, as Jenna fights to defeat the powerful forces arrayed against her, nothing less than the fate of humanity hangs in the balance. . .
SPLIT SECOND is a roller coaster ride of a thriller, one that will have readers pondering the nature of time, and of reality, long after they've read the last page.
"Richards is a tremendous new talent" (Stephen Coonts) who can "keep you turning the pages all night long" (Douglas Preston)
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About the Author
A former biotech executive, Richards earned a BS in microbiology from the Ohio State University, a master's degree in genetic engineering from the University of Wisconsin (where he engineered mutant viruses now named after him), and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
In recognition of his work, Richards was selected to be a "special guest" at San Diego Comic-Con International, along with such icons as Stan Lee and Ray Bradbury. His essays have been featured in National Geographic KIDS, the BBC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Earth & Sky, Today's Parent, and many others.
The author currently lives in San Diego, California, with his wife, two children, and two dogs.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was just dreadful. It's billed as science fiction, but I can't see how. The story focuses on the work of a brilliant physicist who discovers how to travel back in time, but just a fraction of a second. However, the bulk of the book, and the focus of the story, is on a top secret government agency that splits into two factions, both eager to get their hands on this discovery at any cost. The main character is an ex-special ops expert turned private Investigator (really... yuck!) hired by the physicist's fiancee. He is a walking cliche and the dialog between the characters is terrible. The story was uninteresting, the authors' sentence structure was maddening, and it took over 20 chapters before any real discussion of the science behind the discovery took place.
Admittedly this book had me shaking my head as I attempted to understand the science--I managed not to take physics at any time in my life!! But I didn't feel too bad as one of the characters was as confuzzled as I was! Thankfully he could think on his feet while no one else could and was able to outwit both the good and the bad guys!!! Try to imagine your fiance being murdered in front of you--what Jenna does to find out the reason why will keep you reading. Who are the bad guys and who are the good guys? You won't find out until nearly the very end. There are a LOT of twists and turns in this one. The ending has me wondering and worrying a little and hoping like I seem to do at the end of each of this author's books--that this is not really happening. At the very end--after you have read this roller coaster of a novel-the author does give some interesting information about where he got his information. I may be looking into some of that myself!