Day of the Predator (TimeRiders, Book 2)
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Liam O'Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2029. But all three have been given a second chance - to work for an agency that no-one knows exists. Its purpose - to prevent time travel destroying history . . . When Maddy mistakenly opens a time window where and when she shouldn't have, Liam is marooned sixty-five million years ago in the hunting ground of a deadly - and until now - undiscovered species of predator. Can Liam make contact with Maddy and Sal before he's torn to pieces by dinosaurs - and without endangering history so much that the world is overtaken by a terrifying new reality?
smarter that species outside can get? Maybe those long heads are already too heavy to develop any greater cranial capacity?’ ‘So their brains wil never get any bigger?’ ‘That’s right. And they’l never do any bet er than spears, mud huts and dugout canoes.’ ‘Wel ,’ said Maddy, approaching the desk, ‘whatever. We’l never know, because those creepy-looking things weren’t meant to happen.’ She sat down at the computer desk. ‘Bob, how’re you doing with those candidate signals? ’ > Analysis
his ngers; he understood the rest. ‘And I suppose they have a crinkly old yel owing copy of that paper?’ ‘Dated September twelfth, 2001. That’s right.’ Sal looked from one to the other, her eyes widening. ‘And … and do you mean the words in the paper change? They actual y change on the page?’ Maddy nodded. ‘It’s a tiny ripple in time. Nothing that would change anything else. After al … who’s going to be reading the lonely hearts section of the papers tomorrow?’ ‘The papers would be ful of
he’d set out to do: to end young Chan’s life and absolutely guarantee that the uniquely bril iant theoretical concepts his older, twenty-six-year-old mathematician’s mind would one day produce would never see the light of day. Bril iance like Chan’s was rare; the kind of genius and intuition that comes along once in a generation, once in a century even. Chan’s work was going to end up being as life-changing as Einstein’s once was. More so, in fact. as Einstein’s once was. More so, in fact.
Liam’s scrawny body thrashing around in blind panic. She saw bubbles zig-zagging up around him. She could see the dim lamp on the computer desk through the tube’s scu ed plastic, the faint outline of Sal … then … … Then they were fal ing, tumbling through darkness. CHAPTER 4 2015, Texas ‘OK, students, we’l be arriving at the institute very shortly, so I want you al to be on your very best behaviour,’ said Mr Whitmore, absentmindedly scratching at the scru y saltand-pepper stubble around
the rock. It’s de nitely from that time.’ Her lungs emptied a gasp. ‘You mean, like, dinosaur times?’ Cartwright nodded. ‘Yes, I believe it was a popular time for dinosaurs.’ ‘Oh my God, I didn’t think the machine –’ She stopped herself before she blurted out anything else. She decided it would be far smarter to keep as much as possible to herself for now. ‘Yes.’ The man’s eyes narrowed curiously. ‘Yes, you do look genuinely surprised at that. What were you going to say?’ She shook her head.