Time Patrol by Bob Mayer

Bob Mayer has the latest installment of his Nightstalkers series is out and I just finished reading it.

In previous installments the Nightstalkers found themselves battling inter dimensional beings and other nasties. This time around in Time Patrol the Nightstalkers find themselves trying to prevent the end of history when another secret government organisation, The Time Patrol of the title, has gone missing and the team need to swing into action and work out what has happened before changes in the past wipe out the present.

I thoroughly enjoyed Time Patrol, it is a fun story that starts off at a brisk pace and draws you in as it progresses. One of the things I have always loved about Bob Mayer’s writing is his ability to weave all of the weird bits of history and unexplained things together into his stories. Usually the explanation, in the book, turns out to be aliens, or inter-dimensional beings, or space portals and rifts to other worlds, worthy of an episode of Ancient Aliens or the old In Search Of. I love this sort of stuff and I know there is more rational explanations, when the ideas aren’t made of whole cloth, but Bob has a way of running with them and making the most all the while keeping your disbelief firmly suspended.

Currently Reading

I am currently reading Nightstalkers by Bob Mayer, a fun read so far.

It tells the story of a team of elite soldiers tasked with keeping the world safe from a technology it doesn’t understand. The team of the Nightstalkers are tasked with keeping some sort of trans-dimensional rifts from opening and when they are opened, they are tasked with containing the rifts and stopping anything that comes through.

It is fun and fluffy military SF. There are four books in the series so far and if they are all as good as this one is then I look forward to reading the rest!

I first found Bob Mayer’s book’s with his Area 51 series of books which ran with the whole “aliens at Roswell” thing to tell tales of humans enslaved by aliens and forced to work for them as the aliens sought to sit out an intergalactic war on earth. He takes the whole Ancient Aliens and just goes to town. It is a fun read, weaving in lots of human mythology over the ages ad telling a tale from Atlantis to the current day. The series is a little uneven and some of the books are better than others but it is a fun ride.