It’s 2114 and Captain Ben Thompson of the Time Enforcement Advanced Missions (T.E.A.M) Agency is the victim of a Time Realignment. Now he must stop a rogue level 9 agent named Hanson who has stolen the Engine (a Quantum Plasma energy source that fuels Time Machine Technology) and restore his timeline before this insidious new reality becomes permanent.
Reviews for the Book
"The Engine" by Derrick Whitfield is a captivating science fiction thriller that takes readers on a mind-bending journey through time. Filled with twists and turns, this novel is a true testament to the author's creativity and ability to keep readers on the edge of their seats. Set in the year 2114, the story revolves around Captain Ben Thompson, a dedicated member of T.E.A.M. (Time Enforcement Advanced Missions) agency. However, an unexpected event shakes his world when he becomes a victim of a Time Realignment. Now, trapped in an altered reality, Ben must confront a formidable adversary, the rogue level 9 agent known as Hanson, and restore the timeline to its original state. Whitfield's writing skillfully immerses readers in a world where time travel and the consequences of altering history become all too real. The intricate plot unfolds with precision, offering a thrilling and unpredictable narrative that keeps readers guessing at every turn. As Ben races against the clock, the stakes escalate, and the tension intensifies, making it nearly impossible to put the book down. One of the highlights of "The Engine" is the depth and complexity of its characters. Ben Thompson is a compelling protagonist, driven by his determination to set things right. The reader becomes deeply invested in his journey, experiencing his struggles, doubts, and unwavering resolve. The enigmatic antagonist, Hanson, adds an extra layer of intrigue and mystery to the story, making for a compelling cat-and-mouse dynamic between the two. Whitfield's mastery of storytelling shines through the seamless integration of time travel elements into the narrative. The concept of Time Realignment, as well as the intricacies of the time-traveling technology, are skillfully explained, allowing readers to suspend disbelief and fully engage with the story. The author's attention to detail and ability to create a coherent and believable time-bending plot is commendable. "The Engine" is a rollercoaster ride of suspense, action, and intellectual stimulation. Each chapter reveals new revelations, challenges, and unexpected consequences, ensuring that readers are constantly engaged. From heart-pounding chase sequences to intricate puzzle-solving, the novel keeps the adrenaline pumping while also provoking thought-provoking questions about the nature of time and its implications. The only thing is that I wish the language was active and tense to give it that action scene-like feel for the action scenes. Still overall, "The Engine" is a remarkable work of fiction that showcases Derrick Whitfield's talent for crafting compelling stories in the realm of science fiction. With its clever plot twists, well-developed characters, and a narrative brimming with creativity, this book is sure to satisfy fans of the genre. Prepare to be taken on a thrilling adventure through time that will leave you questioning the very fabric of reality. - Lori
About the Author: Derrick E. Whitfield
Derrick E. Whitfield was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, best known for being the home of the Champion Alabama Crimson Tide Football Team. Derrick grew up as a teenager in the mid 80’s, that’s where he developed a deep love for reading and science fiction movies such as Star Wars, Blade Runner, and Back to the Future. Fast forward and this former US Army Combat Engineer and Information Technology Professional developed an insatiable appetite in college and then later in grad school for writing and creating stories. This science fiction thriller, “The Engine” is Mr. Whitfield’s first book.
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