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The Paradox Hotel: A Novel
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“Time travel, murder, corruption, restless baby dinosaurs, and a snarky robot named Ruby collide in this excellent, noir-inflected, humor-infused, science-fiction thriller.”—The Boston Globe
 
An impossible crime. A detective on the edge of madness. The future of time travel at stake. From the author of The Warehouse . . .
January Cole’s job just got a whole lot harder.
Not that running security at the Paradox was ever really easy. Nothing’s simple at a hotel where the ultra-wealthy tourists arrive costumed for a dozen different time periods, all eagerly waiting to catch their “flights” to the past.
Or where proximity to the timeport makes the clocks run backward on occasion—and, rumor has it, allows ghosts to stroll the halls.
None of that compares to the corpse in room 526. The one that seems to be both there and not there. The one that somehow only January can see.
On top of that, some very important new guests have just checked in. Because the U.S. government is about to privatize time-travel technology—and the world’s most powerful people are on hand to stake their claims.
January is sure the timing isn’t a coincidence. Neither are those “accidents” that start stalking their bidders.
There’s a reason January can glimpse what others can’t. A reason why she’s the only one who can catch a killer who’s operating invisibly and in plain sight, all at once.
But her ability is also destroying her grip on reality—and as her past, present, and future collide, she finds herself confronting not just the hotel’s dark secrets but her own.
At once a dazzlingly time-twisting murder mystery and a story about grief, memory, and what it means to—literally—come face-to-face with our ghosts, The Paradox Hotel is another unforgettable speculative thrill ride from acclaimed author Rob Hart.
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An impossible crime. A detective on the edge of madness. The future of time travel at stake. From the author of The Warehouse . . .
January Cole’s job just got a whole lot harder.
Not that running security at the Paradox was ever really easy. Nothing’s simple at a hotel where the ultra-wealthy tourists arrive costumed for a dozen different time periods, all eagerly waiting to catch their “flights” to the past.
Or where proximity to the timeport makes the clocks run backward on occasion—and, rumor has it, allows ghosts to stroll the halls.
None of that compares to the corpse in room 526. The one that seems to be both there and not there. The one that somehow only January can see.
On top of that, some very important new guests have just checked in. Because the U.S. government is about to privatize time-travel technology—and the world’s most powerful people are on hand to stake their claims.
January is sure the timing isn’t a coincidence. Neither are those “accidents” that start stalking their bidders.
There’s a reason January can glimpse what others can’t. A reason why she’s the only one who can catch a killer who’s operating invisibly and in plain sight, all at once.
But her ability is also destroying her grip on reality—and as her past, present, and future collide, she finds herself confronting not just the hotel’s dark secrets but her own.
At once a dazzlingly time-twisting murder mystery and a story about grief, memory, and what it means to—literally—come face-to-face with our ghosts, The Paradox Hotel is another unforgettable speculative thrill ride from acclaimed author Rob Hart.
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        Starred review from November 29, 2021
        Time travel has been monetized in this stellar SF thriller from Hart (The Warehouse). The U.S. government charges the 1% “hundreds of thousands of dollars to see the first-ever public showing of Hamlet or visit the Library of Alexandria,” but it’s still losing money on the hyperexpensive operation. That leads to a privatization initiative, and several trillionaires arrive at the Paradox Hotel to make their proposal to buy the Einstein Intercentury Timeport. Their presence is a headache for hotel security head January Cole, who’s suffering deleterious health side effects from entering the time stream frequently and overwhelming grief from the accidental death of her lover, Mena, a waitress at the Paradox. When January sees a stabbed corpse in a guest room that no one else can see, including her smart-ass AI assistant, Ruby, she endeavors to determine whether there’s a real murder to investigate or whether it’s an apparition that’s a symptom of her illness. The twists keep coming without simplifying January’s mental struggles in this impressive melding of creative plotting and three-dimensional characters. Hart remains a writer to watch. Agent: Josh Getzler, HG Literary.

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      • content: Emily Woo Zeller narrates this time- and space-bending work of science fiction set in the titular Paradox Hotel. The hotel is the place where the rich and famous wait before they travel through time for fancy vacations. The first-person narrator, January Cole, head of security at the hotel, has become unstuck in time and is experiencing the past, present, and future simultaneously. Zeller leans hard into this unreliable narrator, giving her a false bravado when she speaks dialogue but pulling it in during internal monologues. The hotel is filled with a United Nations of characters, so Zeller has the opportunity to demonstrate her tremendous range by voicing characters with accents from all around the world. A.R.F. � AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine
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        In the near future, the wealthy pay through the nose to go on time-travel excursions from the Paradox Hotel to the past, but the U.S. government is set to privatize the industry. January Cole, head of security at the hotel, is suffering from the side effects of prolonged exposure to time radiation but refuses to leave. As the other staff members, once her friends, watch her continue to self-destruct, January must solve a murder that only she knows about. Meanwhile, she also has to keep the group of bidders in contention to buy the time-travel business safe from mysterious "accidents" and come to terms with her own past. In this new sci-fi thriller from Hart (The Warehouse), narrator Emily Woo Zeller brilliantly teases out the dry humor as well as the action and the emotional core about loss and healing. VERDICT A great purchase for any library with an active sci-fi listener base, with crossover appeal for thriller and mystery fans.--Chrystopher Lytal

        Copyright 2022 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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An impossible crime. A detective on the edge of madness. The future of time travel at stake. From the author of The Warehouse . . .
January Cole’s job just got a whole lot harder.
Not that running security at the Paradox was ever really easy. Nothing’s simple at a hotel where the ultra-wealthy tourists arrive costumed for a dozen different time periods, all eagerly waiting to catch their “flights” to the past.
Or where proximity to the timeport makes the clocks run backward on occasion—and, rumor has it, allows ghosts to stroll the halls.
None of that compares to the corpse in room 526. The one that seems to be both there and not there. The one that somehow only January can see.
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