In the dystopian 22nd century, Lauren Ramirez is an Assassin 13, the best at her profession. Betrayed by her employer, the President of the United States, on an off-planet op, she escapes when her spacecraft hurtles through time and crash lands in 1927 prohibition Hollywood with its silent film stars and bootlegging gangsters.She finds herself an alien in an alien land.Becoming friends with Pauline Windsor, one of Hollywood's top actresses and girlfriend of mafia chieftain Benny Sorrentino, thrusts Lauren into the middle of a gangland war. Even as she clings to her burning need for vengeance in the 22nd century, her relationship with the people she meets, stunt pilot boyfriend Remy Garnett, Pauline, and Pauline's young children Rolly and Emmy, all begin to change the hard surface of her heart.Now she must decide whether to use her 22nd century talents and technology in their defense or abandon them to the vicious thugs and slip back into her own time to wreck vengeance on her enemies."A striking tale..." -Kirkus Review "Riveting "-the Reader"Page-turning excitement " -Foster Cline, author of Parenting with Love and Logic"I couldn't put it down. Great read "-Captain Bill Collier, author of Cia Super Pilot Spills the Beans: Flying Helicopters in Laos for Air America"A delightful, mind-stretching adventure into the rough and tumble early days of Hollywood." -Jim Payne, author of Worlds to Discover; Kayak Adventures One Inch above the Water"Assassin 13 is a riveting novel that melds science fiction with accurate historical fiction. Lauren Ramirez is a complicated woman with deadly skills and a very humane AI intelligence in her head. She is stuck in the 1920's Hollywood and I loved reading the history through the lens of the future.-Mary Haley, author of The Great Potato Murder (Ghost Writer Book 1) "...a strong protagonist who's resilient in any time period." -Kirkus Reviews.
About the Author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Tom Reppert is a former Green Beret with a BA in English and History, as well as MAs in Creative Writing and Professional Writing. He spent twelve years in Africa and Asia teaching English Literature and Composition to international students. Previous writing includes educational essays, short stories, and novels Past Murders, The Far Journey, and the Captured Girl. Tom lives in Sandpoint, Idaho on idyllic Lake Pend Oreille. He can be reached at email@example.com or on his Facebook page.