Split Second (Split Second, #1)
Douglas E. Richards

A stunningly unique time travel thriller. The 27th bestselling Kindle book of 2017–out of almost 6 million titles.

What if you found a way to send something back in time? But not weeks, days, or even minutes back. What if you could only send something back a fraction of a second? 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 worthy successor to Michael Crichton.” (SF Book.com)

“Richards is an extraordinary writer,” (Dean Koontz) who can “keep you turning the pages all night long.” (Douglas Preston)

Near Future Science Fiction Thrillers by Douglas E. Richards
WIRED (Wired 1)
AMPED (Wired 2)
MIND’S EYE (Nick Hall 1)
BRAINWEB (Nick Hall 2)
MIND WAR (Nick Hall 3) — New in 2016
SPLIT SECOND (Split Second 1)
TIME FRAME (Split Second 2) — New in January, 2018
GAME CHANGER — New in 2016
INFINITY BORN — New in 2017

Kids Science Fiction Thrillers (9 and up, enjoyed by kids and adults alike)
TRAPPED (Prometheus Project 1)
CAPTURED (Prometheus Project 2)
STRANDED (Prometheus Project 3)

Split Second (Split Second, #1) book cover

I found this novel completely accidentally: I’d aimed to reread a Richards novel, picked up the wrong one, looked online for the name of the one I actually wanted and, boom. A new one of his I hadn’t seen appeared.

This was brilliantly done, like much of the material this man produces. It was interesting to me that we don’t see to what the title refers until quite a way in; this is unusual because in his other novels, the idea behind the story emerges early on. this was compounded by the revelation as to the the big practical use for the scientific discovery, which itself isn’t made obvious until even further in. So we’re sort of left hanging on, as this story unfolds, having an idea of what’s coming because of the book jacket but then being walloped over the head with a new idea on top of that, which was super.

Richards took a great deal of care and effort to explain things, about the nature of time especially, the afterword is, as ever, well worth reading. Even with twists familiar for any of his previous readers, this was an exciting, scientifically intriguing thrill.

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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