- Series: Timecaster (Book 1)
- Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Ace (May 31, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0441019188
- ISBN-13: 978-0441019182
- Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 0.9 x 6.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,981,891 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Top Customer Reviews
On top of all that, if you continue to read and slog through the story, just because you've invested so much time that you'd like to see how it ends... don't get your hopes up. It's a classic Back to the Future II, or maybe Soprano's ending. You really don't know what happens, and (I'm guessing) will need to buy the sequel to find out.
TimeCaster is a HUGE TimeWaster. They were only one letter off!
Fans of Konrath's other books will be happy to see that the main character, Talon Avalon, is Jack Daniels' grandson, and that her quirky, laugh out loud, slob of a friend, Harry McGlade the 3rd. tags along throughout the book.
This story has the makings of a great new series for Konrath. It's full of action,suspense, and tons of laughs. It's also fun to see how Konrath envisions 2064, where paper books are illegal, and prostitution is legalized.
If your looking for a great summer read that will have you burning through the pages, this should fit the bill quite nicely.
In 2064, crime has virtually ceased to be perpetuated, because the invention and implementation of the TEV (tachyon emission visualizer) has put an end to uncertainty: it shows exactly who did what at a crime scene. Not many would-be perps like those odds.
Only a few people have the ability to attune a TEV to the relevant frequency. One of the few is Talon, a Chicago area Time-caster. Talon has a pretty good life, except that his neighbors annoy him, his wife is a licensed sex-therapist and he wishes she'd retire, his former best buddy now hates his guts, and most people have enough sense of self-preservation that he hasn't had an actual case to solve in 2 years.
Then one of his wife's clients reports a murder, and Talon's life spins out of control, because the TEV shows Talon committing the crime, and the DNA on the scene matches his down to the last sequencing.
Now Talon has to elude some very determined pursuit, figure out how an inter-dimensional rift is being exploited by an alternate self, and rescue his abducted wife.
Timecaster is a somewhat like the Jet Li film The One, only edgier and with a wildly different perspective of the future. You may now want to live in this world, but hey, it's a great place to visit.
The tech would have been very cool it had been actually used to tell the story. Instead it felt like new tech was introduced just for the sake if it.
The ending was a huge let down. After slogging through the book, you didn't even get any resolution as a reader. The main bad guys motives are just dumb and there was no closure.
If I didn't get this on my kindle for free, I would have demanded my money back.
If there was a warning about STRONG and EXPLICIT sexual content, that would be one thing. But it caught me off guard.
I'm very glad I don't have teenagers that I would let read this book BEFORE I read the entire thing first....
Scares me what we're coming to that this type of content is out there to this degree and we're not at least warned of it.
Looking forward to reading the sequel this summer 2012, Timecaster Supersymmetry.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Reminds me of minority report (movie version).
read this about 4 years ago and was thinking about the ultrasharp nife and had to read it gain.
Not a bad plot. Read more
The world is a very different place in Kimball's future.
Talon Avalon, grandson of famed crime fighter Jack Daniels, is thrown into a deadly game of cat and mouse with... Read more
i love Sci Fi and havent read much lately- i really enjoyed this one and am looking forward to the series. this used a lot of science and wove a very interesting talePublished on October 19, 2012 by txcowgirl
As others said, this book makes me laugh. It's fast moving, great characters, and great storytelling. Read morePublished on September 10, 2012 by Fred
This is just a fast, ridiculously fun read. There are also some interesting bits of possible future ideas, technology, and behaviors which seem plausible... Read morePublished on September 6, 2012 by Sharon McKenna
I really enjoyed this Audio CD which was produced very well and I loved Patrick Lawlor as Talon. Sure it had a few flaws but it was fun and I found myself laughing outloud at... Read morePublished on May 19, 2012 by C. Michaels
Timecaster? It should have been titled Â«TimewasterÂ». Joe, you owe me $7.99. to use one of your acronyms, WTF? Read morePublished on November 5, 2011 by Madeline
I actually enjoyed this book quite a bit. The vision of the future is interesting, although some of the current references got a little tedious (Mary Kate Olsen, Star Wars 19,... Read morePublished on October 14, 2011 by Amazon Customer