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The Prodigal Hour
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Paperback
  • Jul.11.2011
  • 9780615499734
  • Exciting Press

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“Chance Sowin hoped only for a new beginning.” On October 31st, 2001, six weeks after escaping the World Trade Center attacks, Chance Sowin moves back home, hoping for familiarity and security. Instead, he interrupts a burglary during which his father, Dennis, is shot and killed. What begins as a homicide investigation escalates when the Joint Terrorism Task Force arrives. Where he hoped for solutions, Chance finds only more questions: who killed his father, and why? Was his father–a physicist at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study–working on dangerous research? Why did Dennis build a secret laboratory in his basement? Chance might not know the answers, but Cassie Lackesis, Dennis’ research assistant, thinks she does. She isn’t certain Dennis discovered a way to time travel, but she knows who told her: Chance. Together with Cassie, Chance will go on a...
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“Chance Sowin hoped only for a new beginning.”

On October 31st, 2001, six weeks after escaping the World Trade Center attacks, Chance Sowin moves back home, hoping for familiarity and security. Instead, he interrupts a burglary during which his father, Dennis, is shot and killed.

What begins as a homicide investigation escalates when the Joint Terrorism Task Force arrives. Where he hoped for solutions, Chance finds only more questions: who killed his father, and why? Was his father–a physicist at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study–working on dangerous research? Why did Dennis build a secret laboratory in his basement?

Chance might not know the answers, but Cassie Lackesis, Dennis’ research assistant, thinks she does. She isn’t certain Dennis discovered a way to time travel, but she knows who told her: Chance.

Together with Cassie, Chance will go on a journey across time and space that will challenge his every notion of ideas like “right” and “good.” One young man’s desire to make a difference will become, instead, a race against time as he tries to prevent forces he could never understand from not just destroying the universe but rendering it nonexistent.

When every action has a reaction, every force its counter, Chance will find that the truest measure of his character is not what he wants but what he will do when the prodigal hour returns.

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I grew up on Quantum Leap, and I loved the idea of time travel, but never found a time-travel story with the elements I wanted--like real description of how a temporal paradox works. I wanted to tell that story. So I did. I hope you enjoy it.

About Will

"Will Entrekin always has something special to say and unique ways in which to say it. His writing captures lightning in a bottle."
~Shelly Lowenkopf

Will Entrekin is a Pittsburgh-based writer. Born and raised in New Jersey, Entrekin studied fiction and...

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Published Reviews

Jan.11.2012

 

Journeying across time Cassie and, especially, Chance will be challenged as to what is right and what is wrong and the consequences of changing history and, not only destroying the universe,...

Jan.11.2012

Is there anyone not fascinated by the notion of time travel?  Whether the pull is simple curiosity about what the past was really like, or wonder about the future one is doomed...