Wednesday, June 16, 2021

"The Shadows of London"

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.

Jones applied the Page 69 Test to his new book, The Shadows of London, and reported the following:
Joseph Bridgeman is back in the present, believing his time traveling days are over. However, on page 69 of The Shadows of London, we discover that WP Brown – a mysterious time traveler from the future – has other ideas. Brown appears to have control over time itself and takes him back to a pivotal night in Joe’s past where he blackmails him into completing another mission, one that will send him hurtling back to 1960’s London.

In the first book in the series, Joe changed the entire course of his family history. Page 69 of the sequel is a critical moment of choice in the story. Joe’s life in the present is used as leverage, a kind of debt that he must repay. He must complete this new mission or risk losing everything he fought so hard to attain. As an author, I enjoy finding situations that force difficult decisions. So often in life we find ourselves making the ‘best bad choice’, caught between a rock and a hard place. Page 69 is Joe’s.

The blackmail scene on page 69 ignites the story and creates a doorway of no return for Joe. With the help of his vinyl-loving sidekick Vinny, he faces-off against a ruthless gangster in 1963. As the story progresses, Joe realizes that he actually wants to help an innocent woman and her son escape their fate. What starts out as blackmail becomes a passionate journey of discovery for newbie traveler, Joseph Bridgeman. As the book reaches its climax, Joe learns that when it comes to time travel, things are rarely as they seem, and the future of many people he cares about is in his hands.
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--Marshal Zeringue