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Trial and Redemption by Thomas Reilly

Updated: Jul 25, 2023

5 Star Review

Editorial Review

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In Trial and Redemption, author Thomas Reilly masterfully blends the realms of science and magic, captivating readers with an exhilarating tale that continues the gripping narrative introduced in his award-winning novel, Chasing Time. With a mystical Janus key at its core, this suspenseful and inspirational novel takes readers on a captivating journey where the boundaries of reality blur.

The story revolves around Brian Ellis, a disgraced scientist burdened with regret, and Julie, a college student seeking solace in the aftermath of a devastating family tragedy. Their lives intertwine when an unlikely alliance forms, fueled by a Janus key possessing the extraordinary power to predict future events. United by a common purpose, they embark on a daring crusade, driven to bring a corrupt pharmaceutical executive to justice and avert an impending medical tragedy. However, Brian harbors a dark secret that threatens to unravel both their mission and their chances at redemption.

Reilly skillfully weaves a complex narrative filled with unexpected twists and turns, keeping readers on the edge of their seats. Every page offers a new revelation, immersing the reader in a world where science and magic coexist, crossing the lines between what is possible and what lies beyond our comprehension.

The strength of Trial and Redemption lies not only in its enthralling plot but also in its vibrant and unforgettable characters. Brian and Julie are portrayed with depth and complexity, allowing readers to empathize with their struggles, hopes, and flaws. Their resilience in the face of adversity serve as a testament to the human spirit.

The fusion of medical and legal fiction with a touch of fantasy creates a unique and compelling backdrop for the story. Reilly seamlessly integrates these elements, ensuring that the scientific and magical aspects enhance the narrative rather than overpower it. The result is a seamless blend of genres that will captivate fans of thrillers, fantasy, and thought-provoking fiction alike.

Trial and Redemption is not merely a tale of suspense and intrigue; it also explores profound themes of personal growth, and the pursuit of justice. Through his evocative prose, Reilly invites readers to reflect on the complexities of the human condition and the power of redemption.

In conclusion, Trial and Redemption is a triumph of storytelling that seamlessly combines science, magic, and compelling characters. Thomas Reilly has once again demonstrated his skill as a master storyteller, delivering a novel that will keep readers engrossed until the very last page. This is a must-read for fans of thrilling, thought-provoking fiction that pushes the boundaries of what we perceive to be possible.

About the Author

Thomas Reilly is a retired biotechnology scientist and executive who holds a doctoral degree in microbiology. He is the author of numerous essays and articles on science and technology. CHASING TIME, his first novel, is a gripping medical suspense story with a touch of magical realism that captures many elements of the drug research and development processes. HIs second book in the Janus key Series, TRIAL AND REDEMPTION, continues the saga of a time-bending key and its effect on twenty-first-century characters. He lives in Wilmington, Delaware with his wife Linda.


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