Time calls the shots.
Unwitting time traveler Joseph Bridgeman is adjusting to life in the present and wondering if his traveling days are behind him. But when he’s contacted by the Continuum, an organized group of time travelers based in the future, he learns his career is just getting started.
The Continuum needs Joe’s help. One of their operatives is missing, last seen in nineteenth-century Paris, and they believe Joe’s ability to see the past might be the only way to find him. Teamed up with Gabrielle Green, an acerbic, wisecracking traveler, Joe heads back to 1873 on his most dangerous mission yet, one that will take him deep inside a burning opera house.
But how will Joe succeed when his new companion clearly hates his guts, the missing traveler disappears the second anyone sets eyes on him, and a familiar foe threatens to trap them in the past for good? With help on hand from his best friend, Vinny, and mysterious clues hidden in his sister Amy’s paintings, Joe must hone his gift, develop new skills, and figure out a way to complete his mission before the blazing inferno comes crashing down around them all.
“Awesome characters, a stunning setting, and a breathtaking ending that crackles off the page…This is how you do time travel.” —Rhett Bruno, USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author
“With a fascinating backdrop, a brisk pace, and a captivating hero, The Observer Effect is a riveting addition to what is simply the best time-travel series out there. I loved every page.” —Nick Pirog, bestselling author of the Thomas Prescott series
“This is both a smart and fun time-travel series. Nineteenth-century Paris comes vividly alive in full color and texture…Against this colorful backdrop, it’s easy to become engrossed in this fascinating plot which culminates in a thrilling climax. Fortunately, Nick Jones has left the way open for Joe to engage in more time-traveling adventures.” —Mystery & Suspense
“Jones brings time travel alive by getting all the little details right—the sounds, smells, colors, and textures of nineteenth-century Paris—leaving the reader wishing they could climb on board for the next jump. Fast-paced and engrossing.” —David Pedreira, author of Gunpowder Moon
Nick Jones was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, and now lives in the Cotswolds, England. In a previous life, he ran his own media company and was a 2nd Dan black belt in Karate. These days he can be found in his writing room, working on his latest mind-bending ideas, surrounded by notes and scribbling on a large white board. He loves movies, kindness, gin, and vinyl.
Ray Porter has garnered two Audie nominations as well as several Earphones Awards and enthusiastic reviews for his sparkling narration of audiobooks. A fifteen-year veteran of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, he has also appeared in numerous films and television shows.