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Killing Time ... Physics, Lust and Greed Series Book 3

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Killing Time by Mike Murphey is the high point of the Physics, Lust and Greed series thus far.

I'm so glad I decided to stick with the Physics, Lust and Greed series by Mike Murphey as it has become available via Reedsy Discovery. The first book in the series, Taking Time, was a solid time travel sci-fi novel and its successor, Wasting Time, was a good follow up. Of those two, I definitely preferred the second book. The elements I enjoyed became stronger and what I didn't care for as much were minimized in comparison. As for this newest third volume of the series, it is easily my favorite of all three. It has certainly earned all four of the five stars it has been awarded. For me the series has really just begun to hit its stride and stand out from the pack. This time around Murphey's world pulled me in, held my attention, and let me speed right along from beginning to end.  


You may think that three books into a series is a little too long to stay with a series that hasn't quite hooked you as much as you would prefer when keeping up with a series. Normally, that would be the case with me, but there have been enough overall positives that kept me coming back for more. Luckily, those positives pay off here in a big way. I know I've said it before, but I'll say it again: I can't resist a good time travel story. It's complex and just chaotic enough so you can't look away. The author really did a great job with his cast of characters. As much as I enjoy everything about time travel, his cast really hold the novel together. Sean himself was my favorite to follow this time around. Everyone is quite well-drawn and it seems like the more often I see them, the more attached I become to them.


Overall, Killing Time (Physics, Lust and Greed #3) by Mike Murphey is the high point of the series thus far. The time travel elements, the characters, and the world-building have all come together really well here for the first time during my reading experience. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what this author will do next in the future. Thanks again for this opportunity, Reedsy Discovery.

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About the author

Mike Murphey is a native of New Mexico and spent almost thirty years as an award-winning newspaper journalist in the Southwest and Pacific Northwest. Taking Time is his third novel. Mike loves fiction, cats, baseball and sailing. He splits his time between Spokane, Washington, and Phoenix, Arizona. view profile

Published on May 11, 2021

Published by Acorn Publishing

80000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Science Fiction

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