The Observer Effect
The Joseph Bridgeman Series: Book 3
by Nick Jones
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Pub Date 15 Mar 2022 | Archive Date 14 Apr 2022
Time calls the shots.
Unwitting time traveler Joseph Bridgeman is adjusting to life in the present and wondering if his traveling days are behind him. But when he’s contacted by The Continuum, an organized group of time travelers based in the future, he learns his career is just getting started.
The Continuum needs Joe’s help. One of their operatives is missing, last seen in nineteenth-century Paris and they believe Joe’s ability to see the past might be the only way to find him. Teamed up with Gabrielle Green, an acerbic, wisecracking traveler, Joe heads back to 1873 on his most dangerous mission yet, one that will take him deep inside a burning opera house.
But how will Joe succeed when his new companion clearly hates his guts, the missing traveler disappears the second anyone sets eyes on him, and a familiar foe threatens to trap them in the past for good? With help on hand from his best friend, Vinny, and mysterious clues hidden in his sister Amy’s paintings, Joe must hone his gift, develop new skills, and figure out a way to complete his mission before the blazing inferno comes crashing down around them all.
“Smart, emotionally intelligent, and full of surprises—page-turning time travel, with a twist you won’t see coming.”—Nicholas Sansbury Smith, New York Times bestselling author of Hell Divers and Extinction Horizon on And Then She Vanished
“Travels to the past drive the plot, but it’s the complexity of the present that makes this book worth spending time with.”—Kirkus on The Shadows of London
“A time-traveling thriller mash-up written with a vividness that both enthralls and inspires.”—Thrillerfix, praise for the series
“A wonderfully personal ‘trying to change history’ story…A fantastic, timey-wimey page turner!”—Peter Clines, bestselling author of 14, The Fold, and Paradox Bound on And Then She Vanished
“Time travel is used to tell an intimate, personal story here: a tale of grief and guilt and what a loving brother will do to heal the wounds of the past…Jones’s version of time travel is compelling.”—Booklist on And Then She Vanished
“A positive contemporary read with the right elements of sci-fi to bring a little bit of magic into the story…There are always scenes in the story that will bring a smile to the reader’s face—something many readers could use during their dark days.”—The Nerd Daily on And Then She Vanished
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Don’t miss books 1 and 2 in the Joseph Bridgeman Series, And Then She Vanished and The Shadows of London, now available from Blackstone Publishing
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Thanks again to NetGalley for an electronic advanced readers copy of this book. I really enjoyed this book, even though it is the 3rd one in the series and I didn't read the first two. It reminded me of James Rollins' "Sigma Force" series except instead of super smart secret agents this book focused on time travelers. Nick Jones did a great job of reintroducing key characters and their relationships for new readers without making what I would think is tiresome for established readers. The plot was very interesting and I really enjoyed the different dynamics between characters like Joe and Gabrielle. Definitely want to check out the rest of this series.
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