Peter Berk has spent decades promoting others and is rather uncomfortable now promoting his own work. This new piece of work that he has, is meant to honor his late father, Howard Berk- who is credited for writing TV shows such as “Columbo” and “The Rockford Files,” among others. The new book, “TimeLock” is authored by father and son and is a new short action/sci-if novel based on a screenplay that they had once written.
The short book is intended for a quick read and development for films and TV series, “TimeLock” is the first in a series of five planned novels. This novel is set in a near future defined by terrifying new technology, rampant crime, prison overcrowding and an unbalanced Governor likely to become the next President.
It tells a story of a young man named Morgan Eberly who is falsely arrested for murder 10 years in the future and finds himself among the very first to be processed through a highly controversial new genetic acceleration prison program whereby inmates are instantly aged the number of years of their sentence. In other words, “three strikes and you’re old…very old,” said author Peter Berk. “Just one problem- what happens if you are innocent?”
Then, on the run, after a daring escape and suddenly 20 years older, Morgan teams up with Janine Price, the FBI agent who arrested him, as they embark on a dangerous quest to find out the terrifying truth behind the TimeLock program.
Morgan was falsely convicted of murder, 23-year-old is sentenced to be aged to 40 years in a TimeLock capsule. Morgan enlists the help of Price. Together, they investigate the burgers of ex-prisoners who were transformed by TimeLock and soon discover why Morgan is certain to be the program’s next victim.
”TimeLock” is available in print and as an e-book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or anywhere books are sold.
I’m not normally into science fiction stories, but with tsyfi