New Pompeii

What would you do if you could control the timeline? This is the ultimate question posed by this incredible novel. I found myself asking the same question repeatedly throughout the 2 days it took me to read it. It was mind blowing. The settings were so realistic, I could almost feel the sun beating down. The characters were so amazingly complex and intriguing. I would love to know what made each one of the major players’ tick. In some areas, it was a little science heavy, but they were few and far between. I will gladly say that this is one of the best books I have had the chance to read ever. I would highly recommend this book to anyone seeking an amazing adventure.

Historian Nick Houghton has a problem. After an exhibit hosted by the huge energy company Novus Particles goes crazy, a phone call comes in. Nick has little hope of continuing in his current job, so when Novus Particles comes calling, Nick grudgingly accepts. And then he’s off on the adventure of a lifetime, in a role he never anticipated. The project he’s working on: New Pompeii. The ancient city brought to modern times. A secret that needs to remain hidden. As Nick starts in on his new position, he begins to realize that things in this once vibrant city are brewing to a boiling point. And under the seething mass of humanity, Nick will discover that some things from the past are better left alone. But can he discover it before it’s too late?

Book Blurb for New Pompeii

In the race to control renewable power, an energy giant stumbles on a controversial technology: the ability to transport matter from the deep past. Their biggest secret is New Pompeii, a replica city filled with Romans, pulled through time just before the volcanic eruption.

Nick Houghton doesn’t know why he’s been chosen to be the company’s historical advisor. He’s just excited to be there. Until he starts to wonder what happened to his predecessor. Until he realizes that the company has more secrets than even the conspiracy theorists suspect.

Until he realizes that they have underestimated their captives…

Night Owl Reviews May, 2017 5.00