Oliver's first Time Rovers book is a spellbinding, multilayered mystery with a bit of romance that will delight fans. She's done her research, skillfully recreating the sights and sounds of Victorian England with perfect detail, and she's equally adept at fast-forwarding into the future. Strong characters and realistic dialogue add to this exciting page-turner.
It's 2057 and Jacynda Lassiter is a Time Rover, employed by the Time Immersion Corporation. Her latest assignment is to travel back to 19th-century London to retrieve an overdue time tourist before he changes history. Dealing with shapeshifters, Irish anarchists and Jack the Ripper is bad enough -- but her employer may be her biggest threat. (DRAGON MOON PRESS, Apr. '06, 369 pp., $19.95)