THE CYMRY RING by Michael Allen Dymmoch


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A routine request for extradition leads to a fantastic journey into the past.

Detective Ian Carreg, slowly recovering from the death of his wife, is assigned to arrest Dr. Jemma Henderson, who’s been convicted of murder in the U.S. He finds her in a shed near Cymry Henge, but before he can take her in, they’re sucked into a time machine that takes them to Roman Britain. Ian, sure the whole thing is some kind of Brobdingnagian hoax, keeps looking for clues to prove his theory of an artificially created world like that of the classic TV show The Prisoner. As time goes on, however, he adjusts to life in the past. His Welsh and Jemma’s Latin allow them to communicate, and they become tolerably well integrated into the village, where they’re considered gods. When they’re captured by the Romans and taken on a journey to Londinium and Dover, Ian finally acknowledges that he really is living in the past and begins to worry about unwelcome developments that could alter the future. His increasing attraction to Jemma leads to love and a life in the past that allows him to leave a clue for his children, granting them some insight into his strange disappearance.

A captivating historical romantic adventure that couldn’t be more different from Dymmoch’s excellent Caleb/Thinnes mystery series (White Tiger, 2005, etc.).

Pub Date: March 15th, 2006
ISBN: 1-59414-429-X
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: Five Star/Gale Cengage
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 2005


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