Thursday, March 2, 2017

Department of Temporal Investigations: Time Lock

Department of Temporal Investigations: Time Lock
author: Christopher L. Bennett
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.81
book published: 2016
rating: 4
read at: 2017/03/02
date added: 2017/03/02
'Department of Temporal Investigations: Time Lock' by Christopher L. Bennett is a book set in the Star Trek universe. It concerns a couple characters that are charged with protecting history from inadvertent time travelers.

This is the 4th book in the series, and I haven't read the preceding ones, but I don't thing that's necessary. It's probably a bit more helpful to know the characters who show up in a few episodes of the later Trek series.

This time around, Lucsly and Andros aren't working together. Lucsly is guarding a time vault, when it is taken over by a group that wants to raid the vault for tools to time travel. Lucsly threatens the group with, then enables, a device that slows time incrementally, but only within the facility. As time goes by in the facility, it goes faster and faster outside. Lucsly's partner tries to help, but the standoff goes on. What are the raiders looking for and can this stalemate end before years go by?

There is a clever timeline that shows up in the book showing federation time and time within the lock. In an afterword, the author shows the math he used to calculate the times. It's a nice touch.

It seems a bit tenuous to base a series on a couple characters that show up in three or so episodes, but they are memorable enough to hold a story like this together. I had fun reading it.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Gallery, Threshold, PocketBooks, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.

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