What if you didn't need a time machine to travel through time? What if you needed no technology at all? Moreover, what if all you needed was the most basic of languages and a guide to show you where you can simply change from one time and place to another, simply by uttering a word? The narrator, an agent for an international trade agency has remained the strong friend of a college professor who studies ancient science. The agent becomes the subject of an assassination attempt, and finds that his professor friend is not surprised. The professor has known all along that there are powerful people that seek the knowledge of the acceleration of time, and of the words that make it useful. Simple men who seek only monetary gain stumble into possession of the ancient words that may be critical to the future of life in the universe. When the agent is directed to find the object that contains these words, he discovers that he is in competition with an ancient organization sworn to keep the knowledge from society at large. Through mentally painful intervals of time travel, the agent learns that those who travel into the future must also live with the knowledge of the time and means of their own death. Knowing that he can prevent the terrible future he has seen, the agent must accept his ultimate task, as a guide to and through The Acceleration of Time.
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The author was born in 1947 and grew up in the Chicago area. He went to public grade school and high school. He received a bachelor and graduate degree in science from the University of Illinois. He has been an insurance professional in Illinois and New Mexico for over 40 years. He has three novels available in electronic format for various platforms.
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