Sequel to The
December 28, 2010/ ISBN 978-0061584442
Thriller / Hi Tech / Sci Fi
by Christine Lindemer
is the hi-tech sci-fi sequel to Patrick Lee’s debut novel,
Breach, and is set in the same world – both its present
and bleak future.
As Paige Campbell heads
back to Border Town, she becomes the sole survivor of a motorcade
that is mowed down - by order of the President. Travis Chase and
Bethany assist Paige in escaping from the bad guys who capture her.
They learn that the world as they know it will no longer exist in
A pair of cylinder ‘entities’
are used to punch holes into - and out of - the future. These rare
items, which have a ‘shelf life,’ are fought over between
the Travis’s small group and the bad guys. Other technologies,
briefly described, had already passed through The Breach.
What they find in the
future is Bleak December. What they learn and what they find leads
them to do all they can to travel back to the present day in order
to prevent the destruction of the world as they find it 73 years
into the future.
The story is a chase
for knowledge of the plans of the conspirators, who are bent on
destruction. This is a race in time – in and out of the present
and future – to attempt to head off near certain doomsday.
Towards the end, it
is Travis Chase who is making his best attempt to save Paige –
the one he adores – and Bethany from being left in the future,
as the remaining cylinder entity is about to expire.
I do enjoy a rare sci-fi
story. The one thing I didn’t care for was the numerous violent
gun-inflicted injuries and deaths. This story is fast-paced, and
the worlds and their environments are well described.
Reviewer C.R. Lindemer is the author of picture books including
The Night of Many Lights by Shapato Publishing. Her essays
and poetry are in several collections, and she is the editor of