At the end of “The Time Travelers” Kate and Peter managed to recover their time machine but that didn't solve all their problems. An unfortunate series of events resulted in Peter being left behind in the eighteenth century. Even more unfortunately, a desperate criminal known as the Tar Man took Peter's place.
“The Time Thief” traces two parallel tracks. On the one hand it shows the modern day escapades of the Tar Man. Chased by police and confused by new technology the Tar Man isn't sure at first whether he likes the future. But soon he discovers how the ultimate scheme to steal and take advantage of his status as a time traveler. With the Tar Man wreaking havoc in modern day London, there is danger everywhere.
Meanwhile Kate has stolen a time machine and made her way back to the eighteenth century. She is determined to rescue Peter and bring him back to the present. But time travel is having disastrous effects on Kate, and possibly on Time itself...
“The Time Thief” is a great continuation of the Gideon series. It is every bit as satisfying and thrilling as the first book in the series. I would highly recommend it to fans of time travel books.
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