Lost In Time by A G Riddle
9/1/22; 416 pages
Head of Zeus
Lost In Time by A G Riddle is a highly recommended science fiction time traveling thriller.
Dr. Sam Anderson and his daughter Adeline have been arrested and
charged with killing Nora Thomas, a colleague and lover. Sam and Nora
were on the team that created
Absolom, the time traveling device that used to send dangerous criminals
to the prehistoric
past. Even though he is innocent, Sam admits guilt based on a note left
for his to find. His admission will send him back in time to the
Triassic period. Adeline then devotes herself to uncovering the truth,
which ends up involving much more than she anticipated.
Sure, you have to add in a heaping dose of setting disbelief aside, but after that, Lost In Time is
sheer entertainment and a compelling and interesting time traveling
mystery. Yes, dinosaurs are a part of the plot, but in actuality only a
small, very gripping part. Although, admittedly, I would have enjoyed
more of Sam in the Triassic Period. There is enough to satisfy time
traveling fans, while still propelling the plot forward. The bulk of the
novel is concerned with Adeline finding out the truth about Nora's
murder, prove her father's innocence, and, well, everything involving
the development of the Absolom project.
All of the characters are well written. They are complex,
sympathetic, and fully realized. Even as each problem the individual
team members are dealing with is expose, you will feel support and
sympathy for them.
There are plenty of technical details provided, however, you don't
necessarily need to follow all of them in order to appreciate and enjoy
the plot. Once the narrative alternates between Sam trying to avoid
dinosaurs and Adeline trying to uncover the truth, most readers will be
hooked until Riddle reaches the end.