Day of the Predator (TimeRiders, Book 2)
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Liam O'Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2029. But all three have been given a second chance - to work for an agency that no-one knows exists. Its purpose - to prevent time travel destroying history . . . When Maddy mistakenly opens a time window where and when she shouldn't have, Liam is marooned sixty-five million years ago in the hunting ground of a deadly - and until now - undiscovered species of predator. Can Liam make contact with Maddy and Sal before he's torn to pieces by dinosaurs - and without endangering history so much that the world is overtaken by a terrifying new reality?
struggling form out a pounding heart, they’d dragged her struggling form out of the pal of ickering light, her screaming voice smothered, mu ed and then brutal y silenced. Becks took advantage of a careless incursion and lunged forward again, sweeping her blade and missing as the creatures leaped once more back out of her range. ‘We … can’t keep this … up,’ said Laura. ‘Not al … not al n-night.’ ‘I know,’ replied Liam. Just then something whistled past his cheek. ‘Whuh?’ He looked down and
are located within the institute’s experimental reactor building. The reactor is very close to this location.’ Liam stepped towards the storeroom’s door and cracked it open a sliver. Outside he could see a narrow hal way and, opposite, double doors with a sign on them: AUTHORIZED VISITORS AND STAFF ONLY. Just then he heard mu ed voices from the end of the hal way and glass doors swung inwards to reveal a man in a smart linen suit leading a shu ing gaggle of teenagers. ‘Yes, we’re in the correct
feelings. Liam was nice-looking, charming in an old-fashioned gentlemanly way, but what she felt for him, more than anything else, was pity, a choking sadness. Every time I send him through … I’m kil ing him just a lit le bit more. She looked at Sal. ‘No, I’m not jealous. I’m not, you know, like … after him –’ > Maddy, it is time to activate the return window. ‘OK,’ she replied, turning to face the desk. She began to tap the retrieval coordinates into the computer. ‘But he’s nice,’ said Sal.
back in panic as Becks strode forward. ‘She speared me!’ gasped Laura. ‘Just walked up and stabbed me for no reason!’ Becks came to a halt several yards away and looked calmly at Liam. She even smiled her faltering horse smile, lips slowly stretching to reveal a row of perfect teeth. ‘Hel o, Liam,’ she said. ‘Jay-zus, Becks! Why’d you go and at ack the poor girl?’ ‘Mission priority. She has to be terminated.’ ‘What?’ Becks nodded at the others standing just behind Liam. ‘Al of them as wel
was standing out here like a complete lemon? Waiting for Foster to turn up, when quite probably he was never going to. Computer Bob was right. That’s what he’d said, wasn’t it? ‘Just wait.’ ‘Oh, you freakin’ idiot, Maddy,’ she hissed to herself, tossing the polystyrene cup into the bin beside her and heading down the walkway towards the pier. CHAPTER 31 65 mil ion years BC, jungle ‘You can do what?’ said Liam. Becks hefted the log up in her taut arms and held it steady as Liam lashed it