By Robert Sydney (aka Dennis Danvers)
Book Description from Amazon.com
Dashiell Hammett meets speculative fiction in this engaging tale of two thespians who become stars in a conspiracy beyond their control.â€¦
When struggling actors Nick and Luella meet, itâ€™s love at act one. But the show may close earlier than they think when they find that an easy gig re-creating the past for elderly James Dumfries is really a phony time-travel scam concocted to separate an old man from his money.
It turns out that Dumfries is no ordinary senior citizen. He is the creator of workware, a technology that has changed the world by enabling workers to manage the most tiresome tasks without complaint, trainingâ€¦or memory. What machines had once done, man can do againâ€“at the high price of his humanity. But that was never Dumfriesâ€™s intentionâ€“and now he doesnâ€™t just want to see the past, he wants to change it. Through Nick. Caught in the web of Dumfriesâ€™s regrets and the governmentâ€™s lies, Nick and Lu soon find themselves in the spotlight of a decades-long dramaâ€¦with a killer ending.