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Perhaps Heinlein and Borges were right in speculating that fiction exists in parallel universes, and maybe that's where some of authors' ideas come from. In any case, exploration of Continuum has revealed it to be one of those in which Sherlock Holmes is a living, breathing man.
Chadwick and her team decide to investigate one of the pivotal and enigmatic episodes in the Holmes literature, the fight at Reichenbach Falls. As Holmes and Moriarty battle, it is apparent that both will fall to their death. Chadwick acts impulsively and pulls Holmes from the brink of the cliff, back through the Tesseract, into our continuum.
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In an instant, Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective of London, finds himself in twenty-first century Colorado, where he previously existed only in the stories of Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes finds much to adapt to in this often bewildering world, but then he was always a shrewd observer and master of disguise, so few people would be as well equipped.
At the same time, the Tesseract project faces a crisis, as a disaster and subsequent investigation reveals the possibility of sabotage and an espionage ring operating within the project. A trusted, outside investigator with no ties to the project is needed, and who better than Holmes, who owes his life to it?
With Chadwick at his side, they dig into the mystery surrounding the project. As they work together, they find themselves increasingly attracted to one another, and Holmes must confront his fear that emotional involvement will impair the logical functioning of his mind upon which his career is founded. Chadwick, learning to become a talented investigator in her own right, fears that a deeper than professional involvement with Holmes will harm her own emerging talents.
I found that this long story started out just fine, and indeed I recommended it to several people after finishing the first of the four novels collected here. To me, it began to run off the rails in the second book and didn't get any better in the remaining two which begin with Holmes and Chadwick an established detective team, summoned to help with a perplexing mystery in Britain which may have consequences for all of the myriad contunua in the multiverse.
The fundamental problem is that these books are trying to do too much all at the same time. Mar 20, Marsha rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was a bit overwhelmed at the beginning by the physics and science, but once Holmes came into the picture and everyone began explaining things to him, I was able to keep up.
I enjoyed the emotional connections that formed as well, but oooooo the cliff hanger!
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I am so glad I have the first four and can get right into the next episode. Such an enjoyable, fun book that jumped through all the hoops. Drama, suspense, time travel, the works.
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A definite must read. A well-written second book in the series, this episode sees Holmes and Skye meld even closer as they solve the case. It is very fast paced, with some prestigious guest stars. I was on the edge of my seat until the very end. It was terrific to read as Holmes developed into a more modern character, while keeping his basic moods and mannerisms. Really, just too much fun.
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There is so much going on in this episode, that it was very difficult to even look away. A sweet holiday wedding, then honeymoon lead Skye and Holmes into another mystery. But Osborn isn't satisfied with that, they also need to have an impending continua catastrophe to keep things even more tense. This is my favorite episode so far because we spent more time getting to know the characters and what makes them tick. It incorporates much more emotion and day to day activities than the other books in this series, but this just solidifies these characters as members of my literary family.
There is just so much going on in this book, in two separate continua, that the mystery and suspense are unprecedented. Roger D Ritter rated it liked it Dec 25, David B Charles rated it really liked it Jun 07, Kathryn rated it really liked it Jan 16, James rated it it was amazing Feb 13, Dan Hollifield rated it it was amazing Feb 22, Picky Virgo rated it liked it Sep 14, Amanda Maffett rated it it was amazing May 16, Erica rated it liked it Feb 27, Brad rated it really liked it Feb 01, Kevin rated it liked it Jan 01, E rated it liked it May 02, Michelle marked it as to-read Dec 31, Michael marked it as to-read Mar 21, Deborah added it Jun 30, Bob Southwell marked it as to-read Jul 07, Abi Raja added it Jul 21, Tracey Kennedy marked it as to-read Oct 14, Chrissy marked it as to-read Jun 29, Dawn Paris added it Nov 27, Jennifer Bradshaw marked it as to-read Nov 29, Igrowastreesgrow marked it as to-read Jun 07, Surri marked it as to-read Aug 23, Andrew Monk marked it as to-read Aug 28, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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