Time Tunnel: The Twin Towers
Using known information from the tragic event that happened on September 11, 2001, Author Richard Todd does an amazing job of creating the fictional story Time Tunnel: The Twin Towers and recreating that day. Kyle Mason, a member of the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta Force, has fought for his country with his heart and soul. It is in February of 2001 that he meets the love of his life and enters a whirlwind romance with the beautiful and successful Padma.
The chapters in this book alternate back and forth from the 1960s-1970s to 2008-2011. The book explains a farmer finding what seems to be parts of an alien spaceship in his field in Roswell, New Mexico, and the parts are then taken in by the government in a top-secret mission to find out more about these “aliens.” This research builds the story and explains how the scientists end up creating a time tunnel. I really enjoyed this part of the book, as the scientists explained in detail how time travel would work with diagrams and charts. September 11th happens as we know it, and Kyle is chosen to go on a mission to stop it from happening. From there, things get messy and people die. What impressed me were the details that were given to Kyle as he embarked on the time travel mission. There are many illustrations and photos throughout the book. Some of the photos were of real terrorists that were involved in 9/11. I especially loved that Daniel Lewin, part of an elite counter-terrorist special forces unit and one of the fallen heroes of 9/11 who tried to stop the terrorists, was a part of the story as well. Kyle Mason’s character is extremely likable, and the reader is able to feel his pain as destruction and death occur and directly affect him and his loved ones. The scientists were also given very colorful characteristics, including one that was called Strangelove and a young Lara Meredith, who is somewhat of a child prodigy that we follow through University and her ultimate fate of being part of the time tunnel team. She is witty and so intelligent beyond her years. Annika, a soldier, who is part of the mission, was my least favorite character because of her hard personality and stubbornness to win all the time. I found her to be brash and annoying. She felt like she was better than everyone else on the mission.
Time Tunnel: The Twin Towers is a wonderful piece of work with great actions scenes and a fantastic storyline that would be enjoyed by a wide audience. The integration of the time travel storyline with the real events that happened on that day are seamless. If I didn’t know better, I would think this could have really happened.
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|Page Count||410 pages|
|Publisher||Time Tunnel Media|
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|Category||Science Fiction & Fantasy|