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The date: September 10, 2001. Kyle Mason, an Army Special Forces Major, is honeymooning in SoHo with his newly wed bride. When his wife ducks out of their hotel room for coffee and a cigarette, Kyle is shocked when a strange visitor appears, enlisting Kyle’s help to prevent an unimaginable disaster that will take his bride’s life in the twin towers the following morning.DeThe date: September 10, 2001. Kyle Mason, an Army Special Forces Major, is honeymooning in SoHo with his newly wed bride. When his wife ducks out of their hotel room for coffee and a cigarette, Kyle is shocked when a strange visitor appears, enlisting Kyle’s help to prevent an unimaginable disaster that will take his bride’s life in the twin towers the following morning.Described as "An action-packed time-travel tale..." by Kirkus Reviews, “Time Tunnel: The Towers” weaves in history and science to translate fantastic concepts like time travel into startling reality....

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ISBN : 23634450
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Number of Pages : 308 Pages
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  • Lesley
    2018-11-20 02:56

    (FULL DISCLOSURE - I am friends with the author.)I'm a sucker for time travel, alternative history stories: Connie Willis' Doomsday, and Steven Fry's Making History are two of my all time favorites. Yet this is the first one I've read that treats a historical event from my own lifetime: 9/11. It is probably impossible for anyone who lived through that day to dispassionately read and critique a novel about it, but here goes.The set up is splendid: Kyle Mason, a Delta force commando, is honeymooning with his beautiful wife Padma on September 10 2001. Padma, an executive at Cantor Fitzgerald, (and we know what THAT means) slips out for a cigarette, and Kyle, shaving in the bathroom mirror looks up in horror to see...another Kyle Mason standing behind him.Kyle has, of course been sent back in time to prevent the 9/11 attacks, thereby rescuing his wife and preventing an "inflection point", a moment in history so traumatic that it has cataclysmic effects for years to come. Todd is blunt in his assessment of 9/11: not only was there tremendous loss of life, but "America Regressed....security was prioritized over infrastructure, education and research...9/11 inflicted a deep economic and psychological wound on this country and irrevocably changed its path for the worse".Thus it's up to Kyle, with support from a crafty general, a kick ass female fighter and a "Super Friends" complement of brilliant scientists and researchers to turn things around.Anyone familiar with time travel scenarios knows that these things never go as planned: some egomaniac will jeopardize the mission (check) and someone else will scream "Oh my God NO!"before it's over, (check). Yet Todd manages to transcend these cliches, partly with unexpected humor, (watch for an extended bit with a hapless salesman in the wrong place at the wrong time) suspenseful plotting, and heartfelt pathos. Several real life 9/11 victims appear as characters, and allowing them to play an active heroic role in this tragic story is a true gift. If you don't get a lump in your throat hearing Kyle exchange names with the passengers of Flight 11, you are made of sterner stuff than I.Part I of an expected trilogy. Can't wait!!

  • Curt Fox
    2018-11-25 21:01

    Via Goodreads First Reads:Seriously, hasn't Area 51 been done to death? Isn't Roswell, NM about as stale a set-up as can be?Think again. Richard Todd has written a blazingly fast and refreshingly new take on one of America's favorite conspiracies. Mixing history and fiction at the outset, he preps the theater for a roller coaster ride of a sci-fi good time. Kyle Mason, flawed but retrievable protagonist, is a post 9/11 vet, complete with failed superiors, dead bride, and the prerequisite internal demons. Not to say that there's a lot of character development. Simply, there is not. But that's alright, because it's the fresh approach from a scientific angle that's the star in this book. Is it feasible? I say, who cares? It's fun! You care just enough about the people to give the science (pseudoscience?) some waves on which to surf through the very rapidly readable pages. What's missing? A lot, sure. Deep plot for one thing, though as the first in a series, that's either okay or a death knell, depending on how much the next book will have to play catch-up. And will we ever need to feel invested in the characters? If so, ensuing books will have to try to make us care more. But take this one at face value, a jump-off point with a lot of energy and a unique, enjoyable premise. So no spoilers here. You won't have to put in countless hours reading it to see what I'm talking about. It'll be gone in a flash, and you'll feel better for having opened and finished it. So make it so.

  • Meredith
    2018-11-24 23:54

    I received this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway.I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The concept behind this story was highly original and well written. The book centers around a soldier named Kyle who is a Special Forces soldier who loses his wife of two days, Padma, when she was killed when the Twin Towers fell on 9/11. After he misses the chance to kill Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan, Kyle goes into a deep depression and lives a meager life until an old friend offers him the chance of a lifetime. Incorporating the alien crash site in Roswell, New Mexico with the terror attacks on 9/11, Richard Todd creates a unique story that has you wondering what happens next. Time Tunnel is a book that is a true page-turner.

  • David Duncan
    2018-11-10 23:10

    Time Tunnel: The Tower, by Richard Todd, this is my one hundred and sixteenth book that I have received and read from Goodreads. This is the first book that I have read from this author. I really enjoy reading time travel with a twist of history. This book center's around a soldier named Kyle Mason. He is a member of the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment - Delta Force. He loses his wife of two days, Padma, when she was killed when the Twin Towers fell on 9/11.Kyle misses his chance to kill Osma Bin Laden in Afghanistan. Kyle ends up going into a deep depression. He is put out of the Army. He lives a meager life untill his old friend General Craig offers him the chance of a lifetime. A chance he will be able to go back in time.Richard Todd writes AT the beginning of the story, about a alien crash site in Roswell, New Mexico combines with the Terror attacks of 9-11, makes a unique story. This story I found to be highly enjoyable. There is one thing I would have liked scene changed would be the ending. I felt there could have been a little more added in the ending.

  • Patty
    2018-12-08 03:59

    The reviews were better than bookI had such high expectations for this time travel book. I think the main problem was the ending came too abruptly and was unsatisfactory. I read lots of serials so I am cognitive of cliff hangers but this ending came in the wrong spot. PREMISE: Alien technology permits us to travel back in time to stop the twin towers destruction. Right after regaining consciousness on 9/10 our hero realizes the woman he recently fell in love with and traveled back in time with, didn't survive the trip. No explanation from author as to why. (Why was she even introduced in the storyline?)Slow moving at first but I was still drawn in, hoping the story and characters would develop. I can usually read a really good book of 600 pages within a day or two. This one took 5 days. I still like the premise but someone should have directed the author to rewrite and edit several times. A more experienced writer could rework this story into a great novel. The author has imagination, but needs to slow down and not be in such a hurry to tell his story.

  • Todd Miller
    2018-12-10 00:54

    "Time Tunnel: The Towers" reminded me of some of Michael Crichton's best techno-thrillers like "Andromed Strain." It's a page-turning roller coaster that infuses real science to make time travel actually seem believable.Actual history is so seamlessly interwoven with fiction as to make Richard Todd's fantastic story even more real. I found myself wanting to live in the alternate world the author had created.The cliffhanger ending made me hungry for more. I can't wait for the second book (and the movie!) in what promises to be an extraordinary new series.

  • Todd Miller
    2018-12-11 03:54

    "Time Tunnel: The Towers" reminded me of some of Michael Crichton's best techno-thrillers like "Andromed Strain." It's a page-turning roller coaster that infuses real science to make time travel actually seem believable.Actual history is so seamlessly interwoven with fiction as to make Richard Todd's fantastic story even more real. I found myself wanting to live in the alternate world the author had created.The cliffhanger ending made me hungry for more. I can't wait for the second book (and the movie!) in what promises to be an extraordinary new series.