Book: The Maltese Incident - A Novel of Time Travel (The Harry and Meg Series Book 1) by Russell F. Morancategories: Book, Prehistoric Adventure, Dinosaurs, Sea Adventure, Alternate History, Alternative History, Harry and Meg, Maritime Adventure, Time Travel
Russell F. Moranabout this book: The Maltese, a corporate cruise ship, sails from Manhattan for the beautiful Azores on a charity fundraising cruise. The ship encounters a bizarre event in the ocean, and, after two minutes of turbulence, finds itself in a different time. The ship is surrounded by gigantic sharks. They've traveled back in time two million years.
The captain, Harry Fenton, a highly decorated naval war hero, falls in love with a beautiful passenger, Meg Johnson, a vice president of Malta Investments, the company that owns the ship. After a whirlwind romance, they marry—in the ship's ballroom. Captain Fenton convinces the passengers and crew that they need to move ashore to a tropical island because the ship is running out of fuel and supplies.
An ancient forest inhabited by dinosaurs awaits them.
Captain Harry organizes a group to go ashore and inspect the island. Meg wants to go with them. Harry, fearing for her safety, tries to convince her to stay on the ship. Meg demonstrates that she is proficient with a gun by taking apart a rifle and reassembling it—in 15 seconds. Harry marvels that he's never seen such an expert gun handler— or accurate shooter. So, AR-15 in hand, Meg joins the inspection party. Attacking dinosaurs are no match for Meg Fenton's firepower.
Will the 1,000 souls ever make it back to the time they came from, or will they remain stranded in the prehistoric past?
A scientist aboard theorizes that, to return to their present time, they need to go back to the time portal, or wormhole, that brought them to the past. But the ship doesn't have enough fuel for the journey.
Realizing that their lives have hit the reset button, the crew and passengers construct a community in the forest—Malta Town. Under Harry and Meg's leadership, they create a court system, a legislature, and all the elements of a small budding democracy. Meg figures out a way to harness hydroelectric power from a nearby waterfall. Everybody thinks of Harry and Meg as the heart and soul of Malta Town. They begin their new lives—among the dinosaurs.
The Maltese Incident is a tale of time travel, love, courage, and horror.
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