The Price of Time
Genre(s) | Mystery, Thriller
Goodreads Rating | 3.9
Humpo Show Rating | 3.5
The Price of Time is an engrossing story of immortality, murder and mystery. When a group of scientists find a way to live forever, it brings just as many challenges as it does opportunities.
At the turn of the twenty-first century, a group of scientists and financiers based in California’s Silicon Valley have developed a serum which effectively provides the taker with immortality. Initially the chief financier wants to sell the product mass market and make trillions of dollars in the process, but after discussing it with the scientists, they agreed that they would keep their discovery a secret to the world with each of them becoming immortal.
The opening confirmed my initial expectations I had (the premise and the fact that it has been dubbed as something Dan Brown fans would enjoy reeled me in). There are plenty of hints to potential troubles, exotic locations, money being thrown around and a list of characters that includes an ex-CIA officer, a multi-millionaire and research scientists.
The short chapters and consistently shifting perspectives helps to propel the narrative along at quite a pace. Out of all the perspectives, Tory was the one which I enjoyed reading the most. ‘Gripped’ is probably the operative word, as his character was less than pleasant. He’s the antagonist for Zachary and Skylar to overcome, and he provided a decent enough villain for them to contest themselves against.
The Price of Time is more similar to Sam Bourne’s novels than Dan Brown’s, and while the story was of a quick pace and had moments of great action and suspense, I felt like the ending lacked the killer touch.
The Humpo Show | Richard