What began with a dead intruder and a missing scientist quickly becomes the most perplexing case of Detective Inspector Jacob Ofori’s career. Nothing about it makes sense, from the incredibly advanced technology found on the intruder to the scientist’s mysterious workplace, the Temporal Research Institute. Jacob’s gut tells him the TRI is hiding something, and the questions keep piling up: Who would abduct Sanders? What is the strange gate in his basement laboratory? How does it connect to similar gates in the TRI?
TRI engineer Kit Rafferty only wanted one night with the sexy older policeman, but Kit’s mouth tends to run away with him when he gets excited, and nothing gets him more excited than cutting-edge tech—like the intruder’s cybernetic eye. Suddenly Kit is pulled into the investigation—and into a relationship that could jeopardize both of their lives. Kit hates lying to Jacob, but he cannot reveal what really goes on at the TRI—time travel. Faced with time-jumping criminals but unable to share that knowledge with Jacob, Kit turns to a man who knows time travel firsthand: Janos Nagy.
In the series Out of Time, C.B. Lewis takes on a journey with characters who deal with time travel. I read this book, book 2 in the series, first. I’m in the middle of book 1 now. In Time Lost, Detective Inspector Jacob Ofori, gets called into a murder scene where nothing is quite right. In the year 2041, they aren’t used to finding a dead man whose DNA does not exist in the system. And at the house of a man who is missing. When they find his son hidden in a panic room, they figure the man did not leave willingly. So he goes to interview the company the man worked at and everything kind of goes boom.
Kit has worked at the TRI – Temporal Research Institution – for three years and loves his work. But when it’s announced that his boss, one of the people he adores, has gone missing, his heart takes a dive… until he runs into DI Ofori and is instantly attracted.
This book was amazing. I will admit, I wasn’t sure for about 50% of the book if I thought Kit and Jacob were good for one another, but the mystery was so well written, it kept pulling me along even when I wasn’t particularly rooting for our two heroes. There are so many details in this story, details hidden until you realize much later they were there. Lewis did an incredible job at throwing in red herrings to where they threw me off to where I had no idea how things would end or who the bad guys truly were until about 80% way through the book. (And that’s quite the feat – I always figure things out.)
I’m now reading Book 1 and yes, can hardly wait for book 3. Some series are just that good.