by Peter Clines
When Eli Teague was 8 1/2 years old he met Harriet “Harry” Pritchard, dressed in a frock coat, a tricorne hat, carrying a flintlock rifle, & trying to get her Model A Ford fueled up – with water? He met her again when we was 13, and yet again at 29. He had aged, she hadn’t. This began his teaming with Harry to search for the American Dream – originally called into existence by the Egyptian god Ptah at the request of Benjamin Franklin at the very beginning of the history of the United States. Peter Clines’ “Paradox Bound” is a very alternate history novel. At some point the American Dream disappeared, & characters, fictional & historical, travel through American history (NOT time, as Eli is constantly being reminded) to find the missing Dream, while the (literally) Faceless men try to stop them. The characters are deftly written, the chase scenes exciting, & the story entertaining. Once you pick it up you won’t be able to put it down.