Tales of the Time Scouts 2 (Baen #2) (Paperback)
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TWO NOVELS OF TIME-TRAVELING ADVENTURE. Includes Ripping Time and The House That Jack Built Two Time Scout series novels in one volume Ripping Time:
When terrorists gun down Jenna Caddrick's fiancee, the only daughter of Senator John Caddrick is trapped in a desperate struggle to stay alive. With a pack of killers on her trail, Jenna plunges through Shangri-La Station's time touring gates-and lands in London of 1888, just in time to meet Jack the Ripper. And Skeeter Jackson, newly reformed con artist, finds himself caught up in the biggest mystery of the century. All Skeeter has to do is find the Senator's missing daughter, track down lanira Cassandra's kidnappers, stop a cult of killers and survive Ripping Time. The House That Jack Built:
Jack the Ripper's killing spree spreads from Victorian London to Time Terminal Eighty-Six in this breath stopping sequel to Ripping Time, retired time scout Kit Carson and ex-con man Skeeter Jackson enter an unholy alliance that surprises everyone--including Skeeter and Kit. All they have to do is track down Senator Caddrick's missing heiress, lost somewhere in history, rescue Ianira Cassandra from the clutches of a madman, and keep the most famous time-touring station in the world open for business while avoiding death in The House that Jack (the Ripper) Built. About the Time Scout series:
"Engaging, fast moving, historically literate, and filled with Asprin's expertise on the techniques and philosophy of personal combat, this is first-class action sf." --Booklist "The storytelling is as solid as one would expect from this team of writers . . . "--Dragon "Shows tremendous research and brings the past alive. You actually feel you're walking down the streets of ancient Rome and Victorian England. . . . I'm waiting for more."--Philadelphia Weekly Press "Engaging, fast moving, historically literate, and filled with Asprin's expertise on the techniques and philosophy of personal combat, this is first-class action sf." --Booklist "The characters ... are appealing and their adventures exciting and plausible." --Science Fiction Chronicle
About the Author
Robert Asprin was the legendary creator of the long-running Myth series in which fantasy adventure meets comedy in a delightful pandemonium of magic and adventure. Asprin's Phule's Company saga, with its similarly irreverent look at military science fiction, was a New York Times bestseller. A fan favorite at SF conventions and an active participant in Society for Creative Anachronism mayhem, Asprin passed away in 2008. Linda Evans is coauthor with John Ringo of The Road to Damascus and with Robert Asprin of four novels in the Time Scout series for Baen, and also collaborated with Asprin on For King & Country. An expert on weapons both modern and ancient, she puts her expertise to good use in her science fiction. She lives in Jacksonville, FL.