Thursday, October 22, 2009

Time Raiders: The Protector-Merline Lovelace

Time Raiders: The Protector
Merline Lovelace
Silhouette Nocturne, Nov 2009, $5.25
ISBN: 9780373618224

As part of Project Anasazi Air Force Lieutenant Cassandra Jones and Major Max Brody are sent back in time to the seventh century Chinese Tang dynasty in order to retrieve another piece of the twelve pieces scattered in time and place alien bronze medallion also known as the Karanovo Stamp. Once all the pieces are gathered and assembled, the stamp will enable Earth to join other worlds of the Pleiadian Council.

Max is uncomfortable with time travel and ET but trusts his former CO General (R) Ashton who recruited him from duty in Iraq. He does not trust his traveling companion Cassie as he holds her responsible for the accidental death of his friend Captain Jerry Holland at the academy where she was working as a weather officer. Using the device found in the Roswell crash, they go back to the reign of the Empress Wu Jao. However, he has no time for his suspicions and disdain when the alien Centaurian race tries to abort their mission as they want the Stamp. Cassie's uncanny weather changing sixth sense proves critical to them staying alive long enough to have a chance to accomplish the mission.

The latest Time Raiders romantic suspense science fiction thriller is a fast-paced tale that flows on tow interrelated subplots. First there is the retrieval mission and second there is the major’s personal investigative mission. Although the Centaurians seem like wusses in the seventh century and in Arizona, fans of the sage will enjoy the action-placed fourth entry (see (see The Avenger by P.C. Cast, The Seeker by Lindsay McKenna and The Slayer by Cindy Dees).

Harriet Klausner

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