Wagers of Sin - Time Scout, Bk 2 Author:Robert Asprin, Linda Evans In the early part of the 21st Century disaster struck -- an experiment on an orbiting station went wrong -- bad wrong. The Accident almost destroyed the universe, and ripples in time washed over the Earth. Like the plagues of an earlier millennium, Earth was depopulated, and then rebuilt. And the people of the post-disaster word learned that thi... more »ngs were going to be a little different. They'd be able to travel into the past, utilizing remnant time strings. It took brave pioneers to map the time string gates. It turns out that if you aren't extremely careful, you can zap yourself out of existance with a careless jump. So elaborate rules are evolved, and Time Travel stations have become big business.
But wild and wooly pioneers aren't the most likely people to follow rules. And for Skeeter Jackosn, one of TT 86's wooliest residents, scamming is a way of life. A man's got to follow his calling -- but it may get him in trouble. And then he'll be raking in the wagers of sin.« less