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Meet Dr. Gideon Wolfe, expert criminologist of the new millenium. A professor at New York`s John Jay University in the year 2023, he lives in an era that has seen plague, a global economic crash, and the 2018 assassination of President Emily Forrester. In this turbulent new world order, Wolfe`s life and everything he knows are turned upside down when the widow of a murdered special-effects wizard enters his office.

The widow hands him a silver disc from her husband`s safety deposit box, hoping that Wolfe`s expertise in history and criminology will compel him to track down her husband`s killers. The disc contains footage of President Forrester`s assassination, the same video that has been broadcast countless times on TV and over the internet with one crucial, shocking difference: This version shows that before the video was released, it was altered with sinister special effects.

This explosive discovery will lead Gideon Wolfe on an electrifying journey from a criminal underworld of New York to the jungles of Africa and on a quest to find the truth in an age when all information can be manipulated. With this novel, Carr has boldly established a new genre-future history-combining the best elements of mystery and thrillers with unique historical insight. Breathtakingly suspenseful,Killing Time unfolds as the work of a master novelist.

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Caleb Carr (English Caleb Carr) American novelist and military historian. Born August 2, 1955, in Manhattan. Grew up on the Lower East Side. His father was Lucien Carr (1925-2005) - one of the key figures in the literary movement of the beatniks, an associate of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs. Caleb Carr graduated from Kenyon College and the City University of New York. Received a bachelor`s degree in military and diplomatic history. For three semesters he taught history at Bard College as a visiting professor. Among his close friends was the historian James Chase (1931-2004), with whom one joint book was published. Carr is best known as the author of the bestselling book The Alienist (1994, nominated for a Bram Stoker Award-1995) and its sequel, Angel of Darkness (1997). From journalism, it is also worth noting the book on the history of terrorism - "The Lessons of Terror: A History of Warfare Against Civilians" (2002) and the biography of the American...

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Caleb Carr (English Caleb Carr) American novelist and military historian. Born August 2, 1955, in Manhattan. Grew up on the Lower East Side. His father was Lucien Carr (1925-2005) - one of the key figures in the literary movement of the beatniks, an associate of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs. Caleb Carr graduated from Kenyon College and the City University of New York. Received a bachelor`s degree in military and diplomatic history. For three semesters he taught history at Bard College as a visiting professor. Among his close friends was the historian James Chase (1931-2004), with whom one joint book was published. Carr is best known as the author of the bestselling book The Alienist (1994, nominated for a Bram Stoker Award-1995) and its sequel, Angel of Darkness (1997). From journalism, it is also worth noting the book on the history of terrorism - "The Lessons of Terror: A History of Warfare Against Civilians" (2002) and the biography of the American mercenary of the 19th century Frederick Townsend Ward - "The Devil Soldier: The Story of Frederick Townsend Ward" (1995 ). Carr is also a frequent contributor to the press on history and contemporary politics, and edits the Quarterly Journal of Military History (MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History). He was invited to compose the book series "Modern Library War Series". He writes plays, actively works in film and television. In particular, Carr has appeared as a guest presenter and commentator on the American Experience and New York Underground programs. He wrote the scripts for the television series Bad Attitudes and The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy, as well as the films Exorcist: The Beginning and Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist. Other fiction books include the mystical Sherlokian "Italian Secretary" and the unusual sci-fi thriller "Killing Time" (in Russian translation, called "Killers of the Past"). The writer lives at Misery Mountain Farm in New York State. His books have been translated into over 20 languages. Caleb Carr Here`s what translator and editor Maxim Nemtsov writes about Caleb Carr: Just ten years after Laszlo Kreizler`s friends are New York Times criminal reporter John Skyler Moore (Alienist`s narrator) and whose notes you are about to read , - completed their manuscripts, in 1929 the French critic Régis Messac argued that a detective story is "... a story dedicated primarily to the methodological and consistent disclosure of the exact circumstances of a mysterious event using rational and scientific means." It would seem that surprisingly exactly this principle was followed by the man who wrote "Alienist" and "Angel of Darkness". In one of his interviews, Caleb Carr admitted that he deliberately invented Dr. Laszlo Kreizler almost in opposition to the dominant archetype of Sherlock Holmes: this is a character who can unravel what Holmes is unable to unravel - crimes after which there is no physical evidence, or there are too few of them, and the motive may not appear explicitly at all. In other words, crimes that turn out to be wholly and completely products of aberrations of human consciousness. But if you think about it, the "deductive method" is rather mechanistic and boils down to observation, breadth of horizons and poetically figurative courage of thinking: noticing that an unknown man`s right hand is more developed than his left, Sherlock Holmes would rather simply admit that there is a worker in front of him than dig into his past. It would hardly occur to him that, for example, a tennis player from high society might appear in front of him. Or a person whom his father could disfigure in childhood, throwing him down the stairs ... I must say that Caleb Carr, the "enfant-terribly" of modern American literature (who in principle does not want to be considered a "serious writer", believing that these latter are "personalities , whose narcissism knows no boundaries: they never tire of retelling their personal stories, only slightly modifying them "), like their hero, and in his childhood he himself more than once became a victim of the unbridled character of his father - writer and journalist Lucien Carr. And having matured, in his books about Laszlo Kreizler, he brilliantly turned inside out the old thesis of the French writer Paul Moran that the role of a detective is "... not to navigate in the shadows of the soul, but to make the puppets move with the impeccable precision of a clockwork." With scientific clarity and accuracy, he plunges the reader into such spiritual and mental darkness that few will be able to find their way back to the light without the help of the author ...