Dead Time
Dead Time

Dead Time

by D. L. Orton

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From the award-winning author, D. L. ORTON, comes book three in the Between Two Evils series.

Shannon fights to stay alive inside a rogue biodome and discovers something totally unexpected... Peter.

Lani is forced into the role of the reluctant heroine but rediscovers her street-kid mojo and sets out to find everything she's lost.

Diego receives another dirty sock (and a note) from the fireball express: The window between universes is closing. If Diego has any hope of getting back to Iz, he must get to the Magic Kingdom and fix the time machine before it's too late.

What could possibly go wrong?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941368275
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Press
Publication date: 02/23/2019
Series: Between Two Evils , #3
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.93(d)

About the Author

The AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR, D. L. ORTON, lives in the Rocky Mountains where she and her husband are raising three boys, a golden retriever, two Siberian cats, and an extremely long-lived Triops.

In her spare time, she's building a time machine so that someone can go back and do the laundry.

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Dead Time 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 7 months ago
i cant wait till the next book comes out!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like the way the characters have their own story line that interfaces with the whole series! Can't wait for the next book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG, bring on book 4! The books in this series just keep on getting better. If you like the Outlander series, you're gonna love this series!
notrow1 More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the Between Two Evils series. I think this is the best story so far. I loved it! Diego is a fantastic character. I really liked him. He is kind and loving. In this book his cheesy/pun-y speech is not as prevalent. However, this is due to the more serious subject matter, as well as him not being the central focus as a main character so much. This story continues on from the end of book two and the reader is taken on an emotional roller coaster ride from beginning to end. This book focuses on three of the characters: Diego, Lani and Shannon, who each have their own chapters, though Shannon seems to be the main character focused on in this tale. There are also several new characters introduced and I must say that I felt sorry for Peter and the others living under the thumb of a meglomaniac (even though he was Peter's father). I really enjoyed watching Peter and Shannon's relationship grow. They make a really lovely couple and I wish them all the best. Meanwhile, Lani finds herself facing a life changing experience and locating a man long thought dead, and Diego is still determined to return to his Isabel in his universe. Again, I found some of the story a little repetitive plot-wise, but there are a few twists that made up for it. There are also a few surprises thrown in for good measure, which kept things interesting. There is also an abundance of action, romance and danger that had me sitting on the edge of my seat more than once. This story doesn't end in a cliffhanger as such. There is an epilogue at the end that sets up the next book in the series and introduces a new character. Now I'm wondering what's going to happen next and I can't wait to find out. DL Orton has written an intriguing time travel romance. I enjoyed her writing style, which is not as fast paced as some other authors I've read but it still had me turning the pages. The flow of the story is a lot smoother than the first book in the series and this made it a more pleasurable read. I would definitely read more of her books in the future. There are no scenes of an explicit nature, and there is no mention of sexual activity (apart for some kissing) in this story. Having said that, I do not recommend this book to younger readers (under 16) due to the nature of the story, as well as some violence which could lead to a triggering event for some readers. However, I do recommend this book if you love dystopian or time travel romances. - Lynn Worton
BananaTricky More than 1 year ago
Where to start? First off, although I won't spoiler anything in this book I will have to recap the first two books (imagine the cheesy voiceover) just to remind readers what happened in them. Fair warning, I'm pretty sure you won't understand what is going on if you haven't read the two preceding books - this can't really be read as a stand-alone. Diego and Isabel can be viewed as star-crossed lovers. They were in love, argued and didn't see each other again for twenty years. They got back together just as the world was overtaken by a disastrous plague which scientists accelerated in their futile attempts to engineer a cure. A group of scientists investigate a mysterious falling asteroid which contains a formula, a sock and Diego's name. What they discover is a way of looking into alternate universes, by viewing these universes they determine that Diego and Isabel's failed first romance is somehow the common factor to the alternate universes that survive. They attempt to send Diego 20 years back in time (to an alternate universe) to stop them from breaking up but accidentally send him 20 years into the future. In this reality Diego's former best friend, Dave, (who was the catalyst/beneficiary of the original break-up) has designed and built a series of biodomes to keep safe what is left of humanity in the continental US. Are you still with me? Diego arrives outside a biodome where a young girl, Shannon, is outside in her biosuit. She and her mother Lani rescue Diego and heal his broken bones (he landed in a tree and fell a loooong way down. Diego is immune to the virus which wiped out 99% of humanity, the result of another gift from the asteroid, but the nanotechs that give him immunity are keyed to his DNA - they don't work on anyone else. As an added kicker, Diego met Lani on the night the asteroid hit earth, a few months ago in his past but 20 years ago in hers. At the end of the last book Diego, Shannon and Madders are flying to meet Dave so that he and his scientists can study Diego's blood/ DNA and try to design a cure for all. Diego also wants to find the Magic Mountain, a subterranean city populated by the army/ scientists who sent him forward in time, he hopes that in this reality they may have attempted something similar. Unfortunately, they can't refuel at one of the other biodomes due to bad weather and have to land at a biodome run by a group of misogynist religious devotees who kidnap Shannon but let Diego and Madders free, they then marry poor Shannon off to the head honcho's spotty son. Oh, and Shannon is Dave's daughter. Whew! Just to make life more confusing, Isabel has actually been sent 20 years back in time and has met the other Diego on that timeline. Also, people often go by different names both because their names are literally slightly different but also because they use nicknames or refer to people by their surnames in the different realities, added to which Diego often uses different aliases! Also, I might have got some of the above wrong. The trouble is, when I try to tell you about what happens in this book it's all spoilers. There's Dave's wife (which I guessed), but then there's also what happens with Shannon and her new husband, and then what happened to Diego (or James as he was called in this reality). There's what Lani does and what Diego does ... and I can't tell you any of it! Suffice it to say, Diego discovers more similarities between his reality and the alternate reality 20 years in the