Retired submarine commander J.D. Stanton volunteers to test a new Navy youth program. What begins as a therapeutic catamaran cruise to help five troubled teens becomes a nightmare voyage when a violent and unnatural storm sweeps their vessel into an eerie time warp of mist and silence. Then a ship that has been missing since 1913 sails across their bow, seemingly without power source or crew. Stanton and his bedraggled team climb aboard this ship OUT OF TIME (4), hoping to discover the purpose behind their mysterious hijacking into limbo. What they find sends all of them scrambling to reevaluate their lives and relationships with the only One who can get them back to their own time. After a slow start, Alton Gansky brings on the action hard and fast. Plot and characterization are deep and tight. (Oct., 352 pp., $12.99)

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Jill Elizabeth Nelson