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Killing Time
Killing Time
Author: Linda Howard
In 1985, a time capsule was buried under the front lawn of a small-town county courthouse, to be reopened in 2085. But just twenty years later, in the dead of night, the capsule is dug up and its contents stolen. That same night, one of the contributors to the capsule is brutally slain in his home--with no sign of forced entry or indication of s...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345453457
ISBN-10: 034545345X
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 336
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3.7 stars, based on 191 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Detective Knox Davis discovers one morning that a time capsule buried on the courthouse lawn when he was a teen has been dug up and stolen. At the same time, several prominent citizens have been murdered for no apparent reason with not-your-normal murder weapons. While investigating one of the murders, he walks upon FBI agent Nikita Stover. Knox doesn't know it, but Agent Stover has been sent from 200 years in the future to prevent the time capsule theft, which is directly related to the murders that Knox is investigating.

Soon after their pairing, the two realize not only their attraction for one another, which Nikita fights because she has some pretty hefty secrets that she believes would make a relationship impossible, but also that someone else has popped in from the future, not to help Agent Stover, but to silence her. They suspect a futuristic terrorist group that's vehemently against time travel. Will they figure it out in time to save Nikita?

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Honestly, I'm not exactly sure how I feel about this book, except to say that it was NOT an outstanding story. First of all, I didn't expect it to be a time-travel story, something that I'm really not much into, but can be persuaded to read on occasion. The book description gave absolutely no indication that this book was more science-fiction than romantic suspense. And on that note, I found the romance severely lacking. The pair's love scenes were choppy, as if the author had written few if any romantic scenes. That said, I will admit that there were a few instances that had me almost laughing out loud, usually involving Nikita's tenuous grasp of 20th century English.
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I think that there is no "Linda Howard" and her books are written by a revolving list of ghostwriters. How else do you explain the swing in her style?
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Returning to the entrancing supernatural territory of her popular novels Dream Man and Son of the Morning, New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard has written a sizzling new novel that is her most daring, exciting, and original yet.

In 1985, with much fanfare, a time capsule was buried under the front lawn of a small-town county courthouse, to be reopened in 2085. But just twenty years later, in the dead of night, the capsule is dug up, its contents stolen. That same night, one of the contributors to the capsule is brutally slain in his home–with no sign of forced entry or indication of a struggle. One by one, others who had placed items in the time capsule are murdered.

Besides his suspicions about the sudden, mysterious appearance of Nikita Stover, the chief investigator, Knox Davis, has absolutely no leads. And while Nikita’s no murderer, she seems to be hiding plenty of secrets. With more at stake than anyone else realizes, the smart-talking Nikita is determined to catch this cunning killer–while at the same time battling her own deepening feelings for a man and for a world in which she doesn’t belong.

When readers crave a seductive novel of unrelenting suspense with a paranormal twist, Linda Howard delivers time and again . . . make that Killing Time–a captivating, character-rich story that races along on a breathless plot full of action and intimacy, romance and danger, thrills and intrigue.
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  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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I love anything Linda Howard writes even if the back cover doesn't sound like something I would normally read. She's one of the few authors that I will buy in hardback and she's on my keeper bookshelf for life.
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Good read - great "different" story than a usual murder mystery.
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Good book. A futuristic twist that is fun and unusual in most romantic books I've read.


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