Written in Time
by Jerry Ahern & Sharon Ahern
Review by Bill Lawhorn
Baen Mass Market Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781439133996
Date: 26 October 2010 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Writer Jack Naile is a small time writer getting by in Atlanta, Georgia. He has some reliable fans, and has done a large variety of work to make ends meet. One of his fans sends him a photo that he came across in Nevada. It is a photo of a store front with what is assumed to be a distant ancestor. The odd thing is that it looks just like Jack and his family. Against all probabilities, it seems his family will time travel back in time. From official release/information:
Product Description: As a freelance writer, Jack Naile was used to getting an occasional letter from one of his readers, but when one of those readers sent him a clipping from a magazine, it would not only change his life, but could alter the course of history as well. The clipping had a photo, taken in Nevada in 1903, of a street scene, including a story with a sign, "Jack Naile—General Merchandise."
Intrigued, Jack phoned the Nevada town's historian and asked for more information. When the historian sent him a photo of the 19th century Jack Naile, what had seemed like an interesting coincidence immediately became much more bizarre. The four people in the photo, dressed in the style of the time, were unmistakably Jack, his wife, their grown son and teenage daughter. Jack decided he would have to take a trip to that town to investigate further. And if he and his family were somehow going to travel back in time, he was going to be prepared—and be well-armed.