The Price of Time
Would your character change ...if you had all the money in the world?And all the time?Would you become a better person?Or worse?Imagine Agatha Christie meets Michael Crichton in a fast-paced, philosophical mystery thriller._______________________________________There’s a secret in Silicon Valley. A discovery. An invention. One so startling and surprisingly sinister that it needs to be kept—at any price.Tim Tigner takes a step back from his bestselling Kyle Achilles series to introduce Zachary Chase and Skylar Fawkes in a fresh standalone novel that’s bound to keep you glued and guessing. With secluded meetings, sudden disappearances and strange murders; secret agents, skillful assassins and sexy locations; The Price of Time is packed with fast-paced action and first-class intellectual intrigue.Propelling the thrills and perched at the middle of the mystery is one of humanity’s great questions: Would finding the Fountain of Youth be a blessing?Prepare for sleep-deprived nights and skipped chores while repeating the phrase: "Just one more page."

The Price of Time Details

TitleThe Price of Time
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMay 1st, 2019
Rating
GenreMystery, Science Fiction, Thriller, Mystery Thriller

The Price of Time Review

  • Bibi
    January 1, 1970
    Wow, what an excellent book! This is a medical slash sci-fi thriller, recommended for fans of Blake Crouch and Crichton.When a group of scientists and financiers develop a youth serum which more or less guaranteed immortality, they imagined that all their problems would magically disappear; however, two decades after the invention, they realise being young and super-rich with no one to celebrate their achievement was worse than ageing and thus, they set in motion events with unimaginable and dea Wow, what an excellent book! This is a medical slash sci-fi thriller, recommended for fans of Blake Crouch and Crichton.When a group of scientists and financiers develop a youth serum which more or less guaranteed immortality, they imagined that all their problems would magically disappear; however, two decades after the invention, they realise being young and super-rich with no one to celebrate their achievement was worse than ageing and thus, they set in motion events with unimaginable and deadly consequences.Love, love, love.
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  • Wendy'sThoughts
    January 1, 1970
    5 Worth the Price of Admission Stars* * * * * Spoiler FreeBack in the day, I was a huge, massive mystery, thriller, police procedural, and sometimes philosophical reader. I loved coming to conclusions early and being proven true by the end of the story. There was a satisfaction in using one's mind and stretching to see clearly what was ahead. And if the author was crafty enough, you could be led on a path which was switched, turned around and smacked right in your face with a surprise. It was fu 5 Worth the Price of Admission Stars* * * * * Spoiler FreeBack in the day, I was a huge, massive mystery, thriller, police procedural, and sometimes philosophical reader. I loved coming to conclusions early and being proven true by the end of the story. There was a satisfaction in using one's mind and stretching to see clearly what was ahead. And if the author was crafty enough, you could be led on a path which was switched, turned around and smacked right in your face with a surprise. It was fun when it happened and caused much thought to search for clues missed. Over the years I changed my reading habits and landed in Romance land. Happy I did, however, every once in a while, something will catch my eye and I will dive into my old genre. The Price of Time by Tim Tigner came across my feed while I was home recovering from a very nasty cold. Bibi's review caused me to take a second look and off I went to purchase it. Now I normally will not spend big bucks for a kindle book and nope one of the few, silly me, not subscribing to KU. So when I saw the price for this book, I paused...but Click I did and as my tag says, it was worth the price of admission. Before starting this, I knew a couple of things. I would need to buy into whatever the author was proposing in order to get the full enjoyment. I often will suspend disbelief if necessary as long as everything else is solid. Also, the subject matter was begging for it, Fountain of Youth...I had to be prepared. What I found out from the first page, though, was the skill and crafting Tim Tigner used allowed me to be pulled in without any effort from me. Tigner wrote a story which is all-consuming. From the moment I started it, I didn't want to stop. I was kept curious, mind active and entertained. As it went on, I had an idea of what was happening and the final outcome- hey I said I was an old mystery/thriller reader, but that didn't stop my desire to read each part fully and how it was intended. This is a perfect book for those who love action, intrigue and having your mind challenged. There was enough meat for all sorts of readers to appreciate. There were even Big Picture Questions about life, purpose and the good for mankind. So this is the second top-notch read I have had from this nasty cold. Lucky for you, you won't need the illness to find out about a great read. ~~~~~ Before Reading ~~~~~ Taking a turn from Romance...Diving into this with the Anticipation of a Thrilling Ride... ●•●•●•●•●•●•●• The desire to live forever...Something which has been wanted through all of time...Fountain of Youth...Springs, Mountains, Journeys...All been done...But now we have the Advancements of the Ages...The Minds and Billions to put towards this Ultimate Goal...Eternal Life...But with these multiple players, pure of heart or corrupt to the core...They all forgot something we have been told forever...Be Careful What You Wish For Because You Just Might Get It...Now, these people have to pay... The Price of Time❤️💕❤️💕❤️ Bibi thanks for the Heads Up, I blame you! ❤️💕❤️💕❤️For more Reviews, Free E-books and Giveaways
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  • Misty
    January 1, 1970
    The Price of Time wasn’t, for me, an enjoyable read. There’s a point where a story moves from encouraging the reader to suspend disbelief to asking the reader to accept the absurd—this was one of those novels. The premise here isn’t nearly as intriguing as the book jacket promises. A group of people invest in research that eventually leads to the discovery of the fountain of youth. They decide to keep it a secret (mmhmm) and each receive periodic injections that render them immortal. When they r The Price of Time wasn’t, for me, an enjoyable read. There’s a point where a story moves from encouraging the reader to suspend disbelief to asking the reader to accept the absurd—this was one of those novels. The premise here isn’t nearly as intriguing as the book jacket promises. A group of people invest in research that eventually leads to the discovery of the fountain of youth. They decide to keep it a secret (mmhmm) and each receive periodic injections that render them immortal. When they realize that others will start noticing their lack of aging (duh) they make a fateful decision to hire a hit man to find lookalikes whom can be murdered, thus allowing the immortals to assume their lives and identities. It’s just ridiculous. The only redeeming quality was Zach Chase, former member of the CIA, who begins to investigate the disappearance of his best friend. He teams up with a retired triathlon athlete, Skylar Fawkes, and together they seek answers. The ending is particularly unsatisfying, and though it doesn’t promote the possibility of a sequel to the story, this does appear to be the first in a Chase/Fawkes character series. My recommendation is to skip this one altogether. There are too many other intriguing pieces out there to waste the time engaging in this one.
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  • Todd Simpson
    January 1, 1970
    Brilliant, I loved it. I’ve really enjoyed every book I’ve read by Tim Tigner, and this book is no exception. He certainly knows how to write exciting and action-packed Thrillers. The plot is elaborate and suspenseful, with plenty of twist and turns to keep you guessing. It’s very easy to get lost between the pages of this amazing novel. Zachary Chase is a great character, and it’s always one of the standouts in reading one Tim’s stories with the background and work he puts into each character. Brilliant, I loved it. I’ve really enjoyed every book I’ve read by Tim Tigner, and this book is no exception. He certainly knows how to write exciting and action-packed Thrillers. The plot is elaborate and suspenseful, with plenty of twist and turns to keep you guessing. It’s very easy to get lost between the pages of this amazing novel. Zachary Chase is a great character, and it’s always one of the standouts in reading one Tim’s stories with the background and work he puts into each character. A great read from the first page to the very last. 5/5 Star Rating.Verified Purchase - Amazon Australia
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  • Ian
    January 1, 1970
    A bit of a change of pace for Tigner with a more science fictional bent than usual, but nevertheless also right in his thriller wheelhouse. Muliple person points of view, a fascinating ex-CIA hero and another strong and believable woman character, along with the twists and turns one would expect from this growing author who has clearly mastered his craft. If you like his Kyle Achilles books it goes without saying that you will like this, but you might also give it a try if you enjoy such science A bit of a change of pace for Tigner with a more science fictional bent than usual, but nevertheless also right in his thriller wheelhouse. Muliple person points of view, a fascinating ex-CIA hero and another strong and believable woman character, along with the twists and turns one would expect from this growing author who has clearly mastered his craft. If you like his Kyle Achilles books it goes without saying that you will like this, but you might also give it a try if you enjoy such science fiction authors as Joe Haldeman.
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  • Robert Enzenauer
    January 1, 1970
    WOW1 it's hard for me to remember when I have enjoyed a book more than Tigner's most recent release - THE PRICE OF TIME. Tigner's background is important - He is a Special Forces -trained Russian linguist, who after his military service worked in Russia with multi-national medical companies, and ended up in California launching new medical technologies as a start-up CEO. He has adeptly shifted from the Clancy-esque military-techno-thriller in his Kyle Achilles series to an incredible medical-tec WOW1 it's hard for me to remember when I have enjoyed a book more than Tigner's most recent release - THE PRICE OF TIME. Tigner's background is important - He is a Special Forces -trained Russian linguist, who after his military service worked in Russia with multi-national medical companies, and ended up in California launching new medical technologies as a start-up CEO. He has adeptly shifted from the Clancy-esque military-techno-thriller in his Kyle Achilles series to an incredible medical-techno-thriller will a totally believable abuse of a new medical technology. Tigner's new character - Zachary Chase is a scientist, philosopher, and ethicist. But just as in his other books, the plot moves very fast, and the characters, both the good guys and the bad guys, are very well-developed and interesting. As other reviewers have said, this book is impossible to put down, so don't start it during the work-week if you have jobs that you have to do. The fictional medical technical innovation is so plausible, it makes the reader wonder if he was pitched this idea in his early life before he became an author. Also, lots of action. Fast moving plot. Really satisfying to Tigner fans, and also a great book for someone who hasn't read Tigner's earlier books and wants to be introduced to a fantastic new author. Strong work Tim Tigner.
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  • Sandy Wallace
    January 1, 1970
    What if...?What If... I could give this book review more stars? I’d do it in a New York minute! Because that is the premise of this cautionary tale.This book is a change of pace for Tim Tigner. Instead of a hero trying to prevent random acts of terror or evil conspiracies, it’s a smart thriller that also explores issues of morality and ethics in a world of rapidly developing technologies. The main concept asks the questions: What if you could change your life forever? How far would you go the ac What if...?What If... I could give this book review more stars? I’d do it in a New York minute! Because that is the premise of this cautionary tale.This book is a change of pace for Tim Tigner. Instead of a hero trying to prevent random acts of terror or evil conspiracies, it’s a smart thriller that also explores issues of morality and ethics in a world of rapidly developing technologies. The main concept asks the questions: What if you could change your life forever? How far would you go the achieve immortality?The Price of Time revolves around a small group of corporate bigwigs who are keeping a major medical breakthrough to themselves. In a twist of fate, former CIA agent Zachary Chase inadvertently becomes a threat to the group’s secret while investigating the disappearance of his college roommate, Lars.Chase has no idea who is after him or why. All he knows is that the trouble started after Lars vanished. Using his CIA experience and contacts and the help of a woman he rescues while retracing Lars’ last known location, Chase closes in on the truth about Lars and his connection to the secret.Chase’s investigation alternates with the actions of the mysterious group to reach their objectives while keeping Chase at bay. What makes this thriller different is that the group is not inherently evil or a danger to society as a whole, but the steps they take to protect their secret are somewhat extreme. The action is full of surprising twists (especially the stunning finale). Again, Tim Tigner gives the reader an amazing thriller that will have you thinking about it days later. He is a true literary master who never disappoints his readers
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  • Sandra
    January 1, 1970
    The Cost of Eternal YouthTim Tigner has done it again with a rip-roaring, gut-twisting thriller that will put the fear of God into anyone over the age of 40. Say what you will but our society disrespects age and reveres youth. What’s not to like when a group of scientists comes up with the formula that halts aging? No more faces lined with wrinkles, no paunchy guts or cracker butts and no more middle-aged spread. In “The Price of Time” Zachary Chase and Skylar Fawkes pair up to solve the mystery The Cost of Eternal YouthTim Tigner has done it again with a rip-roaring, gut-twisting thriller that will put the fear of God into anyone over the age of 40. Say what you will but our society disrespects age and reveres youth. What’s not to like when a group of scientists comes up with the formula that halts aging? No more faces lined with wrinkles, no paunchy guts or cracker butts and no more middle-aged spread. In “The Price of Time” Zachary Chase and Skylar Fawkes pair up to solve the mystery of the seemingly random disappearances that keep popping up. What’s happening to them? They simply disappear, never to be seen or heard from again. This is heart-pounding action and an original plot that may cause some sleepless nights. Tigner’s prose is at times elegant, always crisp and tightly written, with ‘nary a wasted word. He is a master craftsman and has quickly become one of my favorite authors. Truly a writer’s writer. Five stars.
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  • James P McComas
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely stellar.
  • David Dean
    January 1, 1970
    Great ReadKept my interest. Interesting plot line. Action packed. Well developed characters. I liked the ending. Another terrific Tim Tigner story!
  • Brenda
    January 1, 1970
    Wow! Page turnerTim Tigner has done it again. Love the story and plot. Kept me reading wanting to figure out who was doing the killing. Great page turner book. I highly recommend this book.
  • Andrea
    January 1, 1970
    Couldn't put the book down, nor did I want to. Tim Tigner's books both entertain and educate his readers. I am one of his biggest fans (though I'm sure we all think that). This book provides nonstop action and well-developed characters. Again, another book that provides a book that is fun to share with others. Just cannot wait for his next awesome novel. Thank you, Tim for writing a book that I will enjoy reading - again and again!
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  • johann de freitas
    January 1, 1970
    First rate storytelling at its bestExcellent read, fast paced, keeps you guessing and the final reveal totally unexpected. An intricate tale that draws you in and keeps you dialed in. Well crafted plot masterfully told.
  • angela
    January 1, 1970
    Interesting premise that was nicely executed I found the premise of this book absolutely fascinating. What would you do if you could live forever? What practical concerns would arise, especially if you wanted your immortality to remain secret? What would you be willing to do to maintain your immortality? Can morality coexist with immortality? How would such a fundamental change to your life affect you as a person?This book was an absolute pleasure to read.
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  • Paul Thompson
    January 1, 1970
    Good plotA most enjoyable story with a good take on the idea of time. The protagonists are relatively ordinary people who come together and are caught up in a plan by a group of self centred powerful people. I suppose the book also asks if it is always possible to define good and bad in all circumstances
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  • Lee-sa Day
    January 1, 1970
    Totally awesome Great story, couldn't put it down. I read a lot of different genres and this book was one of the many. This author never disappoints.
  • Kay
    January 1, 1970
    Loved it - thrilling, gripping page-turner - mystery and food for thought … many opportunities for “what would do if faced with …”
  • Elmer
    January 1, 1970
    Another Tigner MasterpieceI don't know how Mr. Tigner continues to do it but he has again written an engrossing and entertaining novel. His plots remain original and well written. I have yet to come across any typos or awkward grammar, amazing. I recommend all his titles.
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  • Joseph Heller
    January 1, 1970
    GREAT READIntriguing and thought provoking novel on the theme of immortality and it’s value in our lives. Fun and well written
  • Kenn Goslin
    January 1, 1970
    Beyond "Pushing Brilliance" I have to say!!!I was completely intrigued by this story line. The graphics on the cover hint at an interesting story arc I couldn't put down!!!
  • Wancket Enterprises
    January 1, 1970
    WowAmazing book Mr. Tim Tigner! The plot was so different from other books It freaked me out. I love all your books.
  • Grady
    January 1, 1970
    ‘The two alpha females…were now the planet’s only Immortal women.’ Tim Tigner comes to his role as a novelist specializing in political intrigue with a rich background. His academic preparation is a combination of mathematics and philosophy with psychology and radiology, but after academia his instinct for investigation and thrill seeking led him to serve in the Green Berets, specializing in Russian and Soviet counterintelligence. When Perestroika/Glasnost ‘opened’ Russia (or at least by their d ‘The two alpha females…were now the planet’s only Immortal women.’ Tim Tigner comes to his role as a novelist specializing in political intrigue with a rich background. His academic preparation is a combination of mathematics and philosophy with psychology and radiology, but after academia his instinct for investigation and thrill seeking led him to serve in the Green Berets, specializing in Russian and Soviet counterintelligence. When Perestroika/Glasnost ‘opened’ Russia (or at least by their definition made it more transparent) led to the fall of the Berlin wall, Tigner’s direction shifted from espionage to arbitrage and he moved form Russia to Brussels where he witnessed the formation of the European Union: his change in focus shifted back to the US and further degrees in business and International Studies and he settled in the Silicon Valley as a corporate type in the medical device industry. And as if that background weren’t sufficient he continued his travels around the world expending energy as scuba diver, skier, actor, mountain climber, a hand glider, a parachuter, and in every sense of the word an adventurer. Now he follows his obsession with reading thrillers by writing them.Having read most of Tim’s novels it always comes a surprise that he doesn’t repeat himself. There are ‘recipe format suspense books’ – keep one central character everyone recognizes then populate the story with the expected clones of ‘good’ vs. ‘bad’ people. That is where Tim steps aside like a matador and creates each novel with a fresh outlook and cast. And in producing this fine story Tim addresses that nebulous impact of technology on the way we live and think and function. Where will it lead?For those throngs who have been following Tim’s books then be prepared for what is in this reader's opinion is his strongest stand-alone novel yet. Simply step into the opening page of THE PRICE OF TIME and note the power of his prose – ‘Pierce Dubois bunched his beefy fists, attempting to mask his irritation. He was unaccustomed to discourtesy. Certainly not from people whose paychecks depended on his support. Certainly not after being summoned a thousand mile son Christmas Eve. What couldn’t wait a few weeks until the quarterly meeting? Did the offending executives somehow sense what their angel investor had planned?...’ And with that ping the mystery and suspense begin, not to ease up until the brilliantly composed final surprise. New lead characters – Skylar Fawkes and Zachary Chase – and hopefully more episodes will follow.Tim Tigner writes so well that one could quite easily become addicted. Smart, sophisticated and always with a surprise at the turn of every page, Tigner simply has it.
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  • Tish Holman
    January 1, 1970
    Overall, this is a good little read-by-the-pool espionage thriller. I loved the sci-fi angle; the board of a pharmaceutical company takes their own medicine, and stops aging. What problems might arise from this, and how do they prevent those problems from affecting them? This answers make for a fun and edge of your seat read, and I hope this doesn’t end up being a stand-alone.My ONLY complaint: The author references his own books and his name at two points in the story, and even states “this is Overall, this is a good little read-by-the-pool espionage thriller. I loved the sci-fi angle; the board of a pharmaceutical company takes their own medicine, and stops aging. What problems might arise from this, and how do they prevent those problems from affecting them? This answers make for a fun and edge of your seat read, and I hope this doesn’t end up being a stand-alone.My ONLY complaint: The author references his own books and his name at two points in the story, and even states “this is the climax.”In all my reviews, I state that I cannot stand it when the author does something that pulls you out of the story. You have one job! Put me in this world! Do not pull me out! Geesh.But again, I enjoyed it, would recommend if you want a fun little summer read.
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  • Robert D Cole
    January 1, 1970
    A Great New Book From Tim TignerThis book brings us new characters to enjoy in Tim Tigner's stable. The story line is totally unique and the action is constant. You will not want to put this book down. I highly recommend this book.
  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    Suspenseful and More!Loved it. I did not figure out the ending, and it was perfect!! Chase and Skyler made a great team and you couldn’t help but cheer them on in their efforts to find the truth...even though, they never actually determine the immortality plot. Great read!
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  • barbara evans
    January 1, 1970
    Another fantastic storyThis book is a confirmation of what an excellent author he is. Impossible to put down. An absolutely must read author.
  • Cathy
    January 1, 1970
    Struggled to put this down from the first chapter. Another great tale from Tim Tigner, just a little unusual enough to distinguish him from other authors.
  • Jack Heath
    January 1, 1970
    Synopsis: there’s a secret in Silicon Valley. An invention. One so startling and surprisingly sinister that it needs to be kept—at any price.
  • Sandie Acquistapace
    January 1, 1970
    Excellent book, nearly impossible to put down.Exciting, action thriller, and mystery with many twists and surprises. And a superbly satisfying conclusion.. One of Mr Tigner's best! Highly recommended.
  • Shirley
    January 1, 1970
    Thought provoking scenario......what to do with no worries about money (lots of it) and never aging????
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