Blurb: The dedicated agents of the Federation Department of Temporal Investigations have their work cut out for them protecting the course of history from the dangers of time travel. But the galaxy is littered with artifacts that, in the wrong hands, could threaten reality. One of the DTI's most crucial jobs is to track down these objects and lock them safely away in the Federation’s most secret and secure facility. As it happens, Agent Gariff Lucsly and his supervisor, DTI director Laarin Andos, are charged with handling a mysterious space-time portal device discovered by Starfleet. But this device turns out to be a Trojan horse, linking to a pocket dimension and a dangerous group of raiders determined to steal some of the most powerful temporal artifacts ever known... About the Author: Christopher L. Bennett is a lifelong resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, with bachelor’s degrees in physics and history from the University of Cincinnati. He has written such critically acclaimed Star Trek novels as Ex Machina, The Buried Age, the Titan novels Orion’s Hounds and Over a Torrent Sea, the two Department of Temporal Investigations novels Watching the Clock and Forgotten History, and the Enterprise novels Rise of the Federation: A Choice of Futures, Tower of Babel, Uncertain Logic, and Live By the Code, as well as shorter works including stories in the anniversary anthologies Constellations, The Sky’s the Limit, Prophecy and Change, and Distant Shores. Beyond Star Trek, he has penned the novels X Men: Watchers on the Walls and Spider Man: Drowned in Thunder. His original work includes the hard science fiction superhero novel Only Superhuman, as well as several novelettes in Analog and other science fiction magazines. https://www.amazon.com/Department-Temporal-Investigations-Time-Generation-ebook/dp/B017RNBS7G _______________________________________________________ Got this a couple hours ago, just wrapped it up, and I saw it didn't have a review thread yet! Spoiler: Recent release courtesy spoiler box Now I know what Christopher meant by a way of twisting time that we hadn't seen in Trek before. Which is kind of funny, since this concept popped up at least semi-regularly in Stargate SG-1 (if not precisely in the accelerating style we saw here); I'm surprised in hindsight that it'd gone missed in the Trek verse for so long! But yeah, this was amazing, I loved it. It was great delving into the Eridian Vault some more, getting more detail on what all it contained, the quirks and interactions of the various devices. I'm just imagining Christopher spending hours brainstorming different variations on time manipulation devices, then jamming the ideas together in his head and seeing what popped out; probably inaccurate, but I like the image. Also, I loved Dulmur's character arc in this, it really felt right for him as a character. Overall, a great experience! Though that fake-out with Felbog was downright mean, Christopher.