Thunder of Time

James F. David

Forge Books

Ten years ago, the prehistoric past collided with the present as time itself underwent a tremendous disruption, transporting huge swaths of the Cretaceous Period into the world of the twentieth century. Entire neighborhoods and cities were replaced by dense primeval jungles and modern humanity suddenly found itself sharing the earth with fierce dinosaurs. In the end, desperate measures were taken to halt the disruptions and the crisis appeared to be over.

Until now.

Slowly at first, but with increasing frequency, time begins to unravel once more. What’s worse, Nick Paulson, Director of the newly-formed Office of Security Science, discovers that the time displacements are being manipulated by unknown parties, utilizing a mysterious new technology. Indeed, the very integrity of the space-time continuum appears to be at risk.

To preserve both the future and the past, Nick and his allies must uncover the secrets hidden within in a lost temple at the center of a dino-infested jungle–and in an enigmatic structure on the surface of the moon. But they are not alone in their quest. A cult of ruthless fanatics is also intent on controlling the time waves, and they will stop at nothing to reshape history to their own design . . . .

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Chapter One 
While there are those who would play politics even in this time of unprecedented crisis, my decision to seal the break in time with a nuclear detonation on American soil was the only viable option. While we cannot bring back the family and friends we have lost, or send the dinosaurs back to their own time, we have stopped the time disruption once and for all.
--Scot McIntyre, President of the United States
Western Alaska, October,
Ten Years After The Time Quilt
"Hike!" Eilene Stromki shouted to her dogs, urging


Praise for Thunder of Time

"Fasten your seatbelts. You're in for a bumpy and scary ride when Jurassic Park enters the Twilight Zone."--San Franciso Examiner on Footprints of Thunder

"[A] suspenseful, fantastic first novel."--Library Journal on Footprints of Thunder

"Footprints of Thunder kept me up past dawn, red-eyed and riveted. A true roller coaster of a read." --Lincoln Child, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Brimstone

"A classic end-of-the-world novel in the tradition of Lucifer's Hammer--an utterly original vision of the apocalypse." --Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author of Tyrannosaur Canyon on Footprints of Thunder

"Riveting, nonstop action."--Booklist on Footprints of Thunder

Reviews from Goodreads



  • James F. David

  • James F. David has a Ph.D. from Ohio State University and is currently a professor of Psychology at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. He is the author of the thrillers Footprints of Thunder, Ship of the Damned and Before the Cradle Falls. He lives with his wife and three daughters in Tigard, Oregon.


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Thunder of Time

James F. David

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