Here and Now and Then
Kin Stewart is a time-traveling secret agent for the Temporal Corruption Bureau in the year 2142. While on a mission in 1996, Kin is stranded in the past. Eighteen years later, Kin’s memory of his former life has faded; his only connection to where he came from is his damaged TCB retrieval beacon, his journal with scraps of time-traveling information, and a lucky penny. He manages network security for Gold Free Games and has a family, a wife, Heather, and a fourteen-year-old daughter, Miranda. No one knows his secret. But his simple life is interrupted when Kin is visited by a fellow TCB agent who has been assigned to take him back to his former life in 2142. To protect his family’s safety, Kin agrees to travel back to a life he barely remembers in the future. However, Kin cannot let go of the past, especially once he discovers his daughter’s life is at stake; he will do whatever it takes to save her.
It’s shocking that The Here and Now and Then is Mike Chen’s debut novel. More than his exceptional world-building, the characters’ authentic emotional predicament will leave a lasting impact on the reader. Chen writes with stunning feeling; anyone who has ever loved will be able to relate. Gripping, heartfelt, and adventurous, The Here and Now and Then will appeal to sci-fi fans and newbies alike.
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|Page Count||336 pages|
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|Category||Science Fiction & Fantasy|