The October Men

Hindsight Can Be Deadly...

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Pub Date 20 Mar 2018 | Archive Date 03 Apr 2018

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The October Men is the striking new novel from musician David Impey that will challenge the conventions of story-telling. If you enjoy thrillers by John le Carré and Colin Dexter, or stimulating science fiction by John Wyndham, then

The October Men is the novel you must read in 2018.

 “Have you noticed how many documentaries nowadays on World War Two are in colour?”

Otto Parsons, a brilliant young Oxford physicist, is missing. The October Men is a story of Otto’s experiment in quantum physics – trying to create zero gravity without going into space – which yields spectacularly unexpected results: time travel. Professor Dan Sibley, ever more desperate to secure funding to keep the experiment running, allows their work to fall into the control of men with an utterly different agenda. Otto's disappearance is the first link in a chain of events, which tie together monumental historic moments including the sale of a lost van Gogh painting, the discovery of rare film footage of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Wall Street Crash of 1929, the discovery of a hoard of rare art treasures in a French cave, and the murder of a financial advisor in the Cayman Islands.

The scientists initially try to fund the experiment by producing a historical TV series that uncovers the truth behind the Roswell Incident and the assassination of President Kennedy, among others. Inevitably, the show goes viral and attracts unwanted attention. As the project requires ever more funds, sponsorship is sought elsewhere, and control of the equipment quickly passes to a shadowy cabal of international criminals whose activities have global consequences, as they exploit the equipment to take advantage of the financial and art markets.

When the truth slips out, human existence itself comes under threat.

Hindsight can be deadly...

The October Men is the striking new novel from musician David Impey that will challenge the conventions of story-telling. If you enjoy thrillers by John le Carré and Colin Dexter, or stimulating...


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The October Men is the striking new novel from musician David Impey that will challenge the conventions of story-telling. If you enjoy thrillers by John le Carré and Colin Dexter, or stimulating science fiction by John Wyndham, then The October Men is the novel you will need to read in 2018.

The October Men is the striking new novel from musician David Impey that will challenge the conventions of story-telling. If you enjoy thrillers by John le Carré and Colin Dexter, or stimulating...


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A clever and intriguing read. Having inadvertently invented a time machine, advantage starts to be taken of events in human history. Disappearances of members of the team involved, and the arrival of UK and US special services ramp up the intrigue. The plot unravels slowly and carefully, with short chapters aiding the narrative structure, and making this hard to put down. Really enjoyed it.

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​ Mr Impey begins an intricit and mesmerizing story during the early days of WWI with a company of soldiers moving up to the front lines. He than goes forward describing other seemingly non related events including the later attack on Pearl Harbor, 1941. A series of color photos which appear to be beyond the range of photography during the periods covered by these photos calls attention to what is going on. The novel goes on describing other events and bringing into the picture a young Oxford physicist: Otto Parsons who has been conducting experiments in Quantum physics attempting to create zero gravity without going into outer space. His work yields totally unexpected results which serve to tie together the various events described in the story. A group of scientists attempt to tie Parson's experiment together by producing a historical t.v. series that attempts to uncover the truth behind such isolated instances as the Roswell incident and the assassination of president John F. Kennedy. The show unfortunately attracts the attention of a group of international criminals who use the equipment developed by Parsons to take advantage of both the financial and art markets. A very interesting plot and a narrative that will definitely capture and keep the reader's

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