Foresight (Timesplash, #3)
Graham Storrs

Jay and Sandra are back—fighting to save a world on the edge of destruction.

In the middle of a bizarre global catastrophe that looks suspiciously like the mother of all timesplashes, Sandra Malone discovers that the corporation she works for is spying on her. To find out why, she sets off to track down the culprits. What she discovers catapults Sandra, her daughter, and everyone around her into a deadly struggle to prevent a disaster.

Now working in European Military Intelligence in Berlin, Jay Kennedy begins to suspect that the shock that hit the world was something more sinister and dangerous than even a timesplash. In the midst of the chaos that has engulfed the world, Jay learns that Sandra is in danger and that their daughter has gone after her. This turn of events threatens to distract him from solving a puzzle on which the fate of the whole world might hang.

With time running out, Jay is torn between the possibility of losing Sandra, and the desperate need to stop a new kind of time-travel technology that could destroy the planet.

Foresight (Timesplash, #3) book cover

“The time machine had to be at Clarke Engineering because that’s where Sandra was, and he knew, with a completely irrational conviction, that Sandra had sniffed and stumbled and smashed her way to the very heart of the mystery.”

Just when you might think that you can see where these stories are going … you can’t. We start splashing the other way. What a brilliant direction in which to take things.

“Now look, Jay, I know you’re in intelligence and everything but that’s no reason to be completely paranoid.”

The characters have moved on, which is great – so many authors fall into the trap of keeping things stagnant. It’s also refreshing that it’s not just another displacement rig story, that there’s more to it; the little twists are what make things refreshing, aren’t they? I loved the Asimov Homage in chapter 15, the uber neat power source in chapter 13 (how does he come up with these things? Seriusly?!) and Cara’s grandmother is not the sort of person I want to be meeting in a dark alley with her shotgun!

I recently read a fascinating novel about the disappearance of America from the earth as a global power. Storrs comes at that from another way here, and it does feel quite disheartening at times to see the impact that’s had. There’s always been a gritty side to this world, and it shines through here, if anything gritty can glitter, I’m mixing my metaphors. And yet there’s hope, too. it almost felt like coming to revisit a wonderful old friend, reading this novel. If you, like me, are a fan of the series, this one won’t disappoint.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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