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5 stars for Aden’s Chance by Michael Roberts #alternatehistory #timetravel #historicalthriller
Title: Aden’s Chance
Author: Michael Roberts
Genre: Alternate History, Historical Time Travel Thriller, Historical Thriller
Jack Reacher meets The Patriot in this exhilarating time travel alternate history series!
After rescuing the Americans from the clutches of the British by traveling back in time to save the American Revolution, Thomas Nelson believes he can rest and enjoy his new 18th-century life with his wife, family, and new business.
But history only can change so much. When an acquaintance from future comes to 1789 to tell him his best friend and the person who set the whole plan in motion, Aden, is lost in time and needs help, Thomas doesn't hesitate to grab his guns and black vest and take up the mantle as the Pale Rider once more.
Only this time, he has to leave his wife Annie for the year 1814.
Thomas becomes the Pale Rider and sets out to rescue Aden, while also meeting Andrew Jackson for his battle at New Orleans. Altering the outcome of the War of 1812 was, after all, the reason Aden tried to go back in time.
But the rumors of the Pale Rider still find it way among the docks and inns, only, it is not Thomas of whom they speak. It seems a pirate has adopted the name for himself, riding on Thomas's reputation. And it seems that this pirate works with the infamous Lafitte brothers -- which makes Thomas's mission as the actual Pale Rider more difficult.
Yet a larger question looms -- do these pirates have Aden and all of Aden's 21st-century technology? And worse, if they do have Aden, can Thomas get him back?
Because pirates do not like to give up any bounty they have found.
And with Aden, they have found a valuable bounty indeed.
Then, if Thomas manages to pull off the impossible, save Aden, and change the course of America's history once more, can he live long enough to travel back to Annie and his family?
There are books that grip a reader. There are books a reader can't put down. This is a book that simply cries out for a streaming service to grab its rights. Heck, the entire series just must be nabbed by some smart exec. It wouldn't be past producing the 3rd ep of a season of this fine work before people were binge-watching.
This tale, ripped from the annals of history, will be one people do not forget. The action scenes are incredible. The story is woven in such a way that the alternate reality seems so real. People in the UK who are still sad the sun went down on their Empire should read this book! Fans of this series will love this book. It is a great stand-alone or superb as read as part of this story. A rip-roaring adventure that continues to present the danger of messing with time.
My Rating: 5 stars
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Michael Roberts is a Police Officer in Southern California. He also served seven years in the United States Marine Corps, where he operated an Amphibious Assault Vehicle as a crew chief for four years and then served with the Marine Security Guard detachment, guarding American Embassies around the world. He lives with his wife Michelle Deerwester-Dalrymple, a college professor and also an author, and their five children.
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Reviewed by: Mr. N