"Delicious urban fantasy"
In South Dakota, a group of scientists, mostly physicists,
work on an energy field dubbed the "Source'. The
Department of Defense and the CIA fund the research.
However, the group sends false reports claiming work on a
mining project, but the President of the United States
McKay has heard whispers of a different agenda and sends an
agent to uncover the truth.
Agent Teri Belner observes something that frightens her
so much she knows she must warn the President that these
scientists in South Dakota need to be stopped at any cost.
However, before she can accomplish her mission, the
scientists unleash the Source, which shuts down all
electrical power in the world. Some humans are converted
into monsters with New York lawyer Cal Griffin desperately
trying to find help for his sister caught in the
This novel is reminiscent of King's The Stand, but
clearly leaves threads for a sequel or two. The tale is
loaded with high levels of suspense and action but readers
will have to buy the next book for the many unanswered
questions. The heroes and heroines of MAGIC TIME seem real
and many receive empathy for their plight. Marc Scott
Zicree and Barbara Hambly will keep readers enthralled from
start to finish with this paranormal work of delicious
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 3, 2001