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Kelly, Justin, and Otto return in a riveting near-future thriller. From the million-copy New York Times best-selling author.

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

The Enigma Cube is an alien object of unlimited power, with technology that can catapult civilization to dizzying heights - or destroy it entirely. Kelly Connolly and Justin Boyd are determined to wield its power for good. But China has a cube of its own, and its motivations are much less benign....

Otto Richter is an unparalleled genius. To save his own life and reunite with Kelly and Justin in 2027, he's forced to travel back to ancient Rome. But when he arrives things go horribly wrong. Now their reunion can take place only in the past. Worse, he learns that the alien cube plans to meddle with the timeline. To intervene at a point so pivotal, one wrong move by the time travelers could completely obliterate all of modern history.

"Richards is a worthy successor to Michael Crichton." (SF Book dot com) 

Near-future science fiction thriller by Douglas E. Richards

©2020 Douglas E. Richards (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Shouldn’t have gone there

I have enjoyed all of his other books, after all they are science fiction, but there are some topics that should be left alone.

We all have the rights and freedom to feel and believe however we choose, but.... writing a fictional book that uses someone, who a large part of humanity, revere, love and worship as there Savor,.... as a fictional and inane character in your story, isn’t a respectful or even a wise choice.

I’m not saying that he isn’t free to make up any story of his choosing. Just that it was a disrespectful choice.

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  • JH
  • 10-16-20

Exceptional!!

Richards definitely took a risk with this one. Without giving away the plot, the setting itself is risky and the first book is brilliant so anything after that would have a hard time living up to it. But he absolutely succeeded. Has become one of my favorite authors. The amount of research that must have gone into this is evident. The storyline binds perfectly to first book. And the way he was able to stay neutral and open minded knowing he can easily offend one group of people or another was truly well done. A pleasure to listen to and pleasure to share beliefs with.

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Anti-Christian

Very poor taste to write a bunch of misinformation about who Jesus is. Read More Than A Carpenter by Josh McDowell for the truth on the vast historical evidence of Jesus as who He claimed to be.

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3rd Time is the Charm?

Loved it! Loved the first book too! Hoping to get at least one more adventure with Justin, Kelly, Otto, and the crew. The plot took a bold turn that I found surprising and pleasantly unique.

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Really great read!

I really enjoyed Book 1 and dint realized that I was going to like book 2 even more. Every time I had a free moment, I would listen to this audio book, That is how much I like it. Hopefully the Author will have a book 3 out soon.

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Absolutely Stunning

This was by far one of the most mind bending and mentally fatiguing books I have ever heard. The character development between the two books has such depth and subtlety that it ranks up amongst the best authors out there, past or present!

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Another DER Effort Worth Reading

I have listened to at least ten of his books, and they are not always home runs, but they are always full of interesting technology and ideas and generally good storytelling. I may have noticed in the more recent books a desire to focus more on “relationships”, and that is possibly not executed as well as other aspects of his stories. Still, high marks again, and I will look forward to the next one.

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Excellent series, highly recommended!

I have reviewed several books and I have a handful of favorites that I will literally stop what I am listening to (usually once it's either at a good point to pause or until the end of the chapter) and this series is now among that short list. This story is very addictive, entertaining and keeps me wanting more. Odds are very good that you will get attached to one or more of the characters in this adventure. I can't wait for more!

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Fabulous Fun and Exciting

Not always fast paced, but by no means slow. There were parts where I found myself gripping the sides of my chair and ducking sideways. Never boring, always thought provoking. Good character development, interesting tech some even based on reality. Had a hard time putting it down, listened to a 3 hour stretch more than once.

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disappointing

I was looking for a good story, not a theological dissertation. Kind of a yawn

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  • 07-19-21

Great Science Fiction expertly performed.

Loved the storyline, humour and the science and the made up science too. Just very entertaining.

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  • Geoff
  • 10-07-20

Wholly enjoyable!

I very much enjoyed this book and was pleasantly surprised with the unexpected brave twist which was both thought provoking and well researched. Another great book and looking forward to the next instalment!

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  • jeremy smith
  • 11-17-20

Interesting

This book just like the first fills scatches that Sci-fy itself that i get but also is extremely thought provoking. The premise behind omnipotent power, time travel and human augmenting is thoroughly interesting, then you get the back story behind the time travel which opens a whole new can of worms and for me in a good way.
Both the story and the performance done by Dan Bittner is fantastic. I cant wait to see if the is a follow up to this story.