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Summary

A time traveler’s work is never done.

Likable antiques dealer Joseph Bridgeman is back in the present and dreaming of a quiet life. But when a mysterious and enigmatic time traveler arrives in his shop, Joe learns that his first trip was just the beginning and this time, the rules of the game have changed.

Blackmailed into accepting a new mission, Joe is flung back to 1960s London where he comes face-to-face with a ruthless gangster and witnesses the brutal murder of an innocent woman. Joe knows better than most that death can be reversed and the final chapter is sometimes where the story actually begins. Emotionally involved, he has no choice but to act, and quickly. With the help of Vinny, his vinyl-loving sidekick, Joe once again sets out to change the course of history. Sounds simple enough...but when it comes to time travel, nothing is ever as it seems. Who is the old time traveler working for? And who decides what can and can’t be changed? 

In a thrilling twist, Joe discovers that the victim is critically important to the future, and what starts out as a straightforward mission soon becomes a race to unravel a mystery - one that threatens the very timeline he fought so hard to protect. Joe must dig deeper than ever, master his newfound skills, and save the woman before the past catches up with him for good.

Turns out time doesn’t heal after all. It just adds salt.

©2021 Nick Jones (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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  • dana
  • 06-06-21

Didn't want it to end!

I anxiously awaited the release of this book and then when i saw it was in the "included" it absolutely made my day! I loved the first book and as soon as it was over I was researching the author and disappointed that book 2 was coming in a few months. I usually only start a series when it's a few books in.
The story is different than other sci fi time travel books it has heart and feelings. The book kept my attention from the start, it wasn't predictable. i highly recommend.
Also -- Ray Porter is one of my favorite narrators, so good. I've exposed myself to many books because I enjoy his narration for fiction books.. you'll love him!!

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  • Sam Hitchcock
  • 05-06-21

Even better than the first book!

I was surprised and pleased that this book was even better than the first book in the series. The author did a wonderful job in continuing to develop Joe and Vinny's characters. I look forward to the next book in the series!

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  • ninewest57th
  • 15-07-21

Really bad

I understand why this book is free on Audible.

There are so many plot holes in this book. Things happen with no real explanation.

Ray Porter’s narration which is usually excellent suffers with this novel as the plot is so disconnected.

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  • Ron A. Parsons
  • 14-06-21

Naive short sighted traveler blackmailed

Story depends on main male character naïveté and lack of foresight to generate a story bridge based on lack of past comprehension and reasoning.

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  • MELISSA FEDERICO
  • 01-08-21

I Feel Like a Discovered a Treasure

Took this one on faith and was delighted. I write this before I search for a sequel or series and with fingers crossed. An outstanding performance was critical to the gestalt and impact of the plot, characters, et al. I hope I find more!

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  • HonestAbe
  • 01-08-21

Amazing.... But production again

I love this series thus far. Nick Jones has created a rich universe with wonderful characters (love Vinny), I look forward to more.

Now production: Again they had Ray Porter use an American accent for Joe, however at times Joe slipped into a British accent. Are the producers trying to reel in American listeners, then shift over to Joe's proper accent slowly?? I guess I'll have to wait for Joe's third adventure.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-07-21

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Would make a good movie. Not a classic, but fun and entertaining. Good characters and lots of action

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  • Patricia
  • 28-07-21

Fun Adventure

I didn’t realize this was actually the second book, it was a complete story even without reading the first one. The discovery of the first book was a wonderful surprise.

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  • 23-07-21

Time Travel

love the narrator. I will explore books just because he narrates them.
I like this story. Theres some time travel in the book. It's not that he travels all over time though if that's what you are looking for. it is about time travel. It's interesting and kept me entertained. I hope the story continues.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-07-21

Enjoyable!

Author is descriptive and the story moves smoothly. characters are likeable. Enjoyed the adult time travel, took me back to a favorite, A Winkle in Time! Well done.