The Time Thief by Linda Buckley-Archer
(Gideon Trilogy)

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What happens when a seventeenth-century bad guy has twenty-first-century technology?

An accident with an antigravity machine catapulted Peter Schock and Kate Dyer back to 1763. A bungled rescue attempt leaves Peter stranded in the eighteenth century while a terrifying villain, the Tar Man, takes his place and explodes onto twenty-first-century London. Concerned about the potentially catastrophic effects of time travel, the NASA scientists responsible for the situation question whether it is right to rescue Peter. Kate decides to take matters into her own hands, but things don't go as planned. Soon the physical effects of time travel begin to have a disturbing effect on her. Meanwhile, in our century, the Tar Man wreaks havoc in a city whose police force is powerless to stop him.Set against a backdrop of contemporary London and revolutionary France, The Time Thief is the sequel to the acclaimed The Time Travelers.

About Linda Buckley-Archer

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Linda Buckley-Archer is the author of the critically acclaimed Gideon trilogy.  Originally trained as a linguist, she is now a full-time novelist and scriptwriter.  She has written a television drama for the BBC and several radio dramas, as well as various journalistic pieces for papers like the Independent.  The Gideon Trilogy was inspired by the criminal underworld of eighteenth-century London.
Published June 16, 2008 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 516 pages
Genres: Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In 1763, young 21st-century time-travelers Kate and Peter yearn to return to their own time, and they work along with their 18th-century friends to recapture the anti-gravity machine that might take them there from the Tar Man, himself an unwilling (though native) resident of the 18th century.

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Scant days after her return to the 21st century, Kate Dyer desperately wants to return to the 18th to rescue her friend and fellow time traveler Peter Schock.

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Adventure and intrigue abound as Kate, Peter, and his father set out to find and ultimately rescue the scientist they believe capable of mending the machine even as the Tar Man adapts quickly to the 21st century and discovers the means of his transport from the past.

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THE TIME THIEF is a page-turning adventure that features intrigue and action, along with moments of humor and emotional turmoil, bringing the diverse characters and the situations in which they find themselves (no matter the time period) to life.

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