Timecaster by J.A. Konrath

The book, Timecaster by J.A. Konrath is a compelling science fiction thriller with exciting and unusual ideas about investigations. Read on!


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Talon Alalon is a time caster, one of a select few peace officers who can operate a time recording device called TEV.

As crime rates are so low, Talon is bored with his lecturing to school kids. He is also obsessed about his wife’s licensed-sex-partner profession.

Ine day, one of her customers asks Talon to examine a probable murder. When Talon manages the TEV to inspect the crime, the identification of the perpetrator is patent, The killer is none other than Talon himself.

Someone is using time casting to frame him, and he must go off the grid to prove his innocence; a task that is not so easy in 2064.

Ironically, time is running against him now.

Highlighting all of the humor, action, and thrills of his other works, Konrath sets this story in an outrageous and unique future, The Timecaster series is “eco-punk on super steroids”.

Add in some healthy portions of sex, a few characters from Konrath’s previous works and a lot of wild ideas about technology, politics, and society, and Timecaster is a novel that will please anyone who likes entertainment; Even if sci-fi is not their thing.

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J A Konrath has authored nine books in the Jack Daniels thriller series.

Whiskey Sour – Bloody Mary – Rusty Nail – Dirty Martini – Fuzzy Navel – Cherry Bomb – Shaken – Stirred – Last Call

Jack also appears in some of his many other novels and shorts.

Konrath also successfully writes horror under the pen name Jack Kilborn.

He has sold over a million ebooks.

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Fiction Investigation Mystery Science-Fiction Dystopia Suspense Thriller
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
October 10, 2013
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mature teenagers and up.


This book is a fascinating science fiction, with some cool ideas regarding futuristic technologies. The idea of being able to record past events is fantastic, and it is the basis of the plot.

Our hero is one of the few officers who can operate this device that can record the past. This machine is mostly used to solve crimes.

However leaving in a community with no crimes is also daring and Talon soon figures out that it can shake the minds of people. He examines a crime that just happened to end up figuring out that he was the assassin. Now his quest is to find out who is trying to frame him.


I bought the electronic version of this book from Amazon.com and found it very pleasing and easy to read. It took me about 11 hours to finish.

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