Thursday, January 5, 2017

Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations: Time Lock, by Christopher L. Bennett

Christopher Bennett once again delivers an exciting adventure involving the United Federation of Planets, Department of Temporal Investigations (DTI).

In this short novella, the DTI's Eridian Vault, a high security storage facility for dangerous time travel artifacts, is under attack. If the attackers, Vomnin mercenaries led by an extremely intelligent, non-Vomnin, humanoid female, succeed in removing the artifacts, the future of the entire universe may be in danger. DTI Agent Gariff Lucsly and Doctor T’Viss, an elderly Vulcan temporal physicist, fight back by triggering a time lock safety mechanism. This has created a time dilation problem for the invaders--time is slowing down inside the vault compared to time outside of it. The DTI agents are prepared to allow centuries to pass inside the time lock rather than allow the marauders to succeed, but will the mercenaries be willing to never see their families again?

Reminiscent of the Flash Gordon Saturday matinees of the 1930s and 40s, this bite sized adventure definitely will have readers wanting more.

(In return for an honest review, I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.)

Print Length: 88 pages
Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek (September 5, 2016)
Publication Date: September 5, 2016
Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc

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