Department of Temporal Investigations: Time Lock by Christopher L. Bennett was an enjoyable foray in to the realm of Star Trek I love so much. I started as a trekkie at the age of 11, thanks to my grandfathers collection of The Original Series and The Next Generation. Since then I have made it a point to read and explore the vast world that is Star Trek. What I love about this story by Bennett is the ease at which you can read it. The plot progressed at an even pace and I found myself quickly slipping in to the story.
In Time Lock, we see the one of the Federation’s secure storage facilities infiltrated by means of a Trojan Horse. Their goal, to steal artifacts that may alter the fate of history as we know it. In order to prevent tampering with the timeline, it is up to Gariff Lucsly to perform some fast thinking and find a way to preserve the artifacts within the Eridian Vault. Unfortunately for Lucsly, he is going up against an ingenious opponent, a woman named Daiyar whose uncanny knowledge of all the artifacts in the vault gives her a decided advantage when countered by the sheer number of forces she brought in with her.
Will Lucsly be able to save the day before Daiyar escapes? Or will the timeline and the future of the Federation be irrevocably altered? If you enjoy Star Trek, you will appreciate Time Lock. Bennett does everything right in giving us a great mixture of humor and science without overwhelming readers that have no experience with the physics and science expressed in this book. As such I am giving this 5/5 stars for an easy to read book that left me wanting more.
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for giving me an advance read copy of this book. I look forward to future forays with the Department of Temporal Investigations.