The second Jack Christie adventure finds our schoolboy hero travelling back in time to foil the plot to assassinate Elizabeth I. Meeting famous figures such as Marlowe and Shakespeare along the way, Jack and Angus must thwart the Revisionists and protect Queen Elizabeth’s throne.
You may be asking yourself who is this Jack Christie? He is the son of a professor who was part of a team that created the Taurus time machine. He gets involved in fighting against a shadowy cabal known as the Revisionists who want to change the present by altering history.
In his first adventure Day of the Assassins, the year is 1914. The place: Sarajevo.
By picking up the second book in the series the last question is answered but if Day of Deliverance is your first taste of the Jack Christie Adventures I would recommend reading Day of the Assassins first!
The Revisionists? A group of scientists and their followers, who, using sophisticated computer simulations to model interventions in the past want to use their technology to change the past to improve the present.
VIGIL? Former colleagues of the Revisionists who believe that changing the past would be dangerous and work to make sure that the Taurus is kept secret and that no one is permitted to meddle with history.
About the Author
Johnny O’Brien was inspired to write the novel after seeing some of his grandad’s war medals in an old cupboard. “A few years ago my dad showed me some medals that his dad (my grandfather) had received during the First World War. He explained that my grandfather had been injured in the war and had later lost part of his leg. Apparently, my grandfather was reluctant to speak about how he got the injuries or how he won the medals. I don’t really know why. But I know what he did was brave – because I have a citation at home signed by the ‘Minister of War’ – Winston Churchill. Anyway, unlike millions of others, my grandfather survived the war and went on to have children and live to a ripe old age – although I never knew him. It got me thinking though. He made important choices in his life – he chose to fight in the war. It seems he chose to do something brave. Later he chose to have a family. If he had made different choices, of course, I might not be here.”