"Interesting mix of time travel and shapeshifts and danger!"
Cynda is still in the year 1888, trying to find Chris'
interface. At least that's the excuse her new employer,
T.E. Morrisey is using. While at a party with some friends,
Cynda foils an assassination attempt. Considering all the
high-ranking people at the party, no one is really sure who
the target was, but with the prince's presence, they all
feel it was him the assassin was aiming for. Not
surprisingly, Cynda did not act at all like a woman of that
period would. When she sees who the assassin is, Cynda is
shocked for it is none other than the number one Time Rover
and her boss' partner, Harter Dafoe. Cynda knows he is
missing somewhere in time and had been told it was in 1888
that Dafoe disappeared. Now Cynda has another mission—to
find Dafoe and find out what is going on.
Of course, Cynda's friends aren't sitting on their butts
either. The good doctor, Alastair, is now on the Transitive
Council and not at all happy to be there. Something is
going on and the Council knows it, but will do nothing
about it. For some reason, it seems one of the other
members, Mr. Livingston is very interested in Alastair and
tries to befriend him. Not to mention, Alastair's change of
career when he gets fired from the hospital where he was
working. He's now working with Doctor Reuben Bishop on post-
mortem examinations. And let's not forget the handsome
Scotland Yard Detective Jonathan Keats, who still has to
find the Flaherty and the stolen explosives.
Will Cynda ever find Chris' interface? Will she find Dafoe?
Will she ever figure out just what is going on and why the
timeline seems to be changing? Will Alastair ever accept
the fact he is a Transitive? And will Jonathan find
Flaherty and the explosives?
VIRTUAL EVIL is a rollicking good read! Jana Oliver once
again takes us back and forth in time from 1888 to 2057
seamlessly. There are more than enough subplots in this
story to keep even the most demanding reader happy, but
they never become confusing. There is danger, mystery,
murder and mayhem which kept me turning the pages to find
out how it ends up and why the timeline is being changed.
And, as always, Cynda plunges in head first with no thought
to her own safety and takes her friends with her, to their
detriment this time. Honestly, I can't wait to see how this
series ends and the enjoyable journey I know Jana Oliver
will give me along the way. This is one series I have
thoroughly enjoyed and cannot praise highly enough.
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted October 27, 2007
The most dangerous assassin is the one you cannot see.
Jacynda Lassiter’s latest assignment is a no-win situation: find Harter Defoe, the greatest of all Time Rovers, and return him to the future against his will. After he attempts an assassination at
a posh Victorian dinner party, Jacynda is given an ultimatum—capture Defoe or spend the next decade in prison as punishment for her failure.
When her mission is threatened by the shape-shifting Transitives, history veers on a new and dangerous tangent. To save herself and preserve England's future, Jacynda Lassiter must find a way to navigate through two centuries of intrigue to thwart an invisible evil.