Killing Time

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Little, Brown Book Group Limited, Apr 6, 2017 - Armageddon - 320 pages
In the twenty-first century, Dr. Gideon Wolfe becomes involved with a team of scientific and military experts as they try to solve the mystery of the President's assassination. Meet Dr. Gideon Wolfe, expert criminologist of the new millenium. A professor at New York's John Jay University in the year 2023, he lives in an era that has seen plague, a global economic crash, and the 2018 assassination of President Emily Forrester. In this turbulent new world order, Wolfe's life and everything he knows are turned upside down when the widow of a murdered special-effects wizard enters his office. The widow hands him a silver disc from her husband's safety deposit box, hoping that Wolfe's expertise in history and criminology will compel him to track down her husband's killers. The disc contains footage of President Forrester's assassination, the same video that has been broadcast countless times on TV and over the internet-with one crucial, shocking difference: This version shows that before the video was released, it was altered with sinister special effects. This explosive discovery will lead Gideon Wolfe on an electrifying journey from a criminal underworld of New York to the jungles of Africa and on a quest to find the truth in an age when all information can be manipulated. With this novel, Carr has boldly established a new genre, future history, combining the best elements of mystery and thrillers with unique historical insight.

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User Review  - susandennis - LibraryThing

I don't generally like historical mysteries or science fiction. Caleb Carr's first two books were historical mysteries and this one takes place in 2023 and I've enjoyed them all. His year 2023 is ... Read full review

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User Review  - lyrrael - LibraryThing

written in a (u/dys)topian literary style, which includes a typical banging of the ideologue drum. surprisingly perceptive, given that it was published in 2000, is talking about many of the things we ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

Caleb Carr is a military historian and a bestselling novelist, contributing editor to MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History and contributor to the World Policy Journal.

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