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The Kronos Interference [Kindle Edition]

Edward Miller , J.B. Manas
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2012


How far would you go to save the world?

When physicist Jacob Newman is pulled from his family, his job, and his whole life to investigate a strange vessel discovered at the bottom of the South Pacific, he finds evidence of time travel, along with implications that a judgment day against mankind is imminent. But it isn't until he cracks the time travel technology and uncovers a startling link to his own family history that he undertakes a dangerous mission back to 1924 to kill Adolf Hitler and undo a horrific episode of Earth's violent past. The results are catastrophic, and soon he discovers much darker forces working against him--forces he must overcome if he hopes to save humanity and see his family again.

Written in the vein of the late Michael Crichton, James Rollins, and similar authors who inject high concept plots with little-known historical facts and a touch of cutting-edge science, The Kronos Interference offers international intrigue, fast-paced action, and plenty of twists and turns. This new addition to the alternate history/technothriller genre received the coveted starred review from Kirkus Reviews, who called it "impressively original" and a "tour de force."


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"In this time-travel thriller, debut authors Miller and Manas spin a clever, original variation on a classic alternative history premise... The prose is unfussy, the pacing appropriately brisk, and the past and future sequences show the authors' admirable imaginative gifts... impressively original."
-- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) - Named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2012

"The Kronos Interference twists fact and fiction into a heady and provocative adventure about time travel and humanity."
-- IndieReader (IndieReader Approved)

"The Kronos Interference is a strong addition to general fiction collections, highly recommended reading."
-- Midwest Book Review

About the Author

Edward Miller: Edward Miller is the author of Cadets and co-author of The Kronos Interference. As chief editor for a sci-fi gaming website for over fifteen years, Edward Miller has crafted hundreds of stories designed to take readers to new places and immerse them in mind-bending situations. In a former life as a musician, Edward toured the United States with such acts as Foghat, The Allman Brothers Band, Edgar Winter, 38 Special, and others. Edward resides in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania with his wife and family, along with their dog, Lady. 

J. B. Manas: 
J. B. Manas is co-author of The Kronos Interference and a Philadelphia native whose world travels and passion for science, history, and the arts have led some to call him the consummate Renaissance Man. He's an avid movie buff, a wine collector, a songwriter and guitarist, a technology geek, and an armchair philosopher--all of which make their way into his writing at one time or another. He is a member of the Authors Guild, International Thriller Writers, and the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), and is currently working on a sequel to The Kronos Interference and a yet-to-be-named thriller. In addition to his work in the world of fiction, Manas is a leading expert on organizational ethics and lessons from history. His bestselling non-fiction works, written as Jerry Manas, have received critical acclaim for being extensively researched, yet entertaining and accessible. 

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Product Details

  • File Size: 775 KB
  • Print Length: 360 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615651623
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: BookBaby; 1 edition (June 30, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008HJX4YA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #234,423 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Highly Entertaining Time Travel Read July 13, 2012
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If you could travel back in time and change one single, horrible event in history that could redeem the tarnished name of humankind by preventing tens of millions of deaths, what would it be? Jake thinks he knows because the universe seems to be pushing him toward it. First, he receives his grandfather's journal in the mail, and then he receives a call from the CIA that they've found a technologically advanced vessel underwater that might possibly be a time travel machine. And, when he arrives to investigate the strange underwater curiosity, everything seems to point toward a plan for him to help his grandfather ... you guessed it ... kill Hitler. And, in the process, he'd hopefully also save family members and better his own life and humanity as a result.

Yes, it's been done before. Everybody wants to travel back in time to kill Hitler. But, honestly, what other action could you take in the past that would positively affect so many people ... other than perhaps eradicating mosquitoes which I read are responsible for about half of all deaths in human history. And, let's face it, a fumigation time travel novel just wouldn't be as interesting. Hitler (not mosquitoes after all) stands for what is still the worst part of humanity: the ability of people to look the other way or to even act like monsters in the name of fear. This is a problem that is still alive and well today (the current Sandusky scandal as case in point). So if there's anything that would prove to an advanced civilization spying on humanity that we're not a fellow advanced civilization and that there is still the potential for humanity to commit great atrocities, it would be the horrors of World War II that would make the case against us.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars OK First Novel; Fair; Don't Hesitate if it Sounds Good November 18, 2012
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I picked this up at the recommendation of one of the author's co-workers, whom I know. I'm an avid reader of all kinds of fiction, including science fiction.

First, the good:

It's a brisk read. The (initial) story line will draw you in, with a mysterious machine discovered at the depths of the ocean and indications of time travel. Character development is good, which is an unexpectedly pleasant treat in a first novel. It does flow fairly well; again, that's something one doesn't always expect in an early novel. Some of the alternate history threads were well-thought-out, and I actually would have enjoyed more depth to them. I found the main character believable and sympathetic; I was definitely rooting for him all the way.

Now, the bad. There may be some mild spoiler-like events, but nothing overt:

Time travel is tough, and this novel demonstrates exactly why it's so hard to do it well. The authors, frankly, do not. Their attempt to address some of the intricacies are, simply, to avoid them. That can kind of work when the rest of the story is pretty compelling, but here it just makes the treatment that much more superficial. I do appreciate that they tackle the old "the first thing anyone who got a hold of time travel would do is go back and kill Hitler" sci-fi/time-travel conundrum.

The overall story, especially once you've digested the ending, really seems like they started with an end concept + "kill Hitler" and worked to fill in the holes. That's fine, but at times it lead to an unusual mix of complete predictability (and I'm one of those types who does NOT try to figure out where stories are going), as well as lots of plot holes and inconsistencies. Why, exactly, are these super-beings doing any of this?
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good time traveling yarn January 2, 2013
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I've read LOTS of time traveling yarns. This one recaptured a jaded science fiction fan's interest. Give it a try.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A nice try October 31, 2012
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I really wanted to like this book. It had a good set up, and the first third was decently written. It was like the author had a good idea, then just rushed through the motions. Granted, it's hard to find a time travel scenario that hasn't been done several times in the past (get it?) but this one, although a nice effort, was simply dirivative. I kept seeing scenes from the Twilight Zone, or Sphere, or Fringe...

I finished it, but was disapointed. I hope the author keeps at it, all they need is some practice in the craft.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome October 31, 2013
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Just when you think it's over, a new twist appears. Well written for the most part. The absurdity of the story is overshadowed by the believability of the same story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Liked it, didn't love it October 14, 2013
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If you had access to a time machine, you'd probably think long and hard about undoing the holocaust. Jacob Newman certainly does, partly because of his family history.

But it turns out that changing history isn't so simple, as Jacob learns. The Kronos Interference has a pretty wide scope and moves quickly through a lot of scenes as Jacob learns what he has really gotten into. The middle third of the book, spent in the past, is by far the best.

Author Edward Miller relies a little too heavily on scientists telling Jacob "it's too complicated, you'll never understand" as a way of glossing over the details of time travel in his universe. It's a little frustrating at times but I can understand that the alternatives might be worse.

The ending wraps things up a little too neatly but doesn't make the book less enjoyable. It was great in the middle and good enough the rest of the time. Maybe I could be talked into 3.5 stars.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars ENJOYABLE SCI-FI READ!
LOVE IT!!!!
Published 1 day ago by Yong
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, gets u into the story and right ...
Great book, gets u into the story and right into Hitler life, I don't read that much but this book is awesome
Published 24 days ago by Teran Kowal
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Sci fi read
I loved this book ... Good character development and plot.

The read started out slow but progressed nicely with some twists and turns that we're refreshing and new I... Read more
Published 1 month ago by legf7
4.0 out of 5 stars It's the old Hitler scenario
I think I'm being a little charitable here as the story hung together and was well written as far as it went. Read more
Published 2 months ago by William S. Morris
5.0 out of 5 stars original couldn't stop
It is rare that I read something that captures my imagination and this book was great. Thanks Edward. Can't wait to read more from you
Published 5 months ago by imacgenius
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story!
Great story with solid character depth, and intrigue. Really great mix of historical facts and creative blend. Anyone that likes great thrillers and suspense will love this one!
Published 8 months ago by Natalie
2.0 out of 5 stars Not Great
Sorry but I found this lacking in many areas, Among the recommendations, both by other people and the authors themselves, I found descriptions such as `crafted hundreds of... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Barrie Hastings
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the read!
Good Story. Had a load of twists and turns. Possibly not the best ending but more than acceptable. Fun read
Published 9 months ago by William Wright
1.0 out of 5 stars Ridiculous plot, bizarre character development, and utter lack of...
This book attempts to explore an alternate history based on time travel and the butterfly effect. Problem is, the author knows nothing of history. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Scot T. Gillies
2.0 out of 5 stars clever yet disappointing
The time travel plot was interesting and clever but the writing itself is extremely non- descriptive, especially the dialogue. Read more
Published 13 months ago by John Smith
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