The Outlaw Gillis Kerg … Physic, Lust and Greed Series

High stakes, mind boggling adventure

Mile Murphy’s “The Outlaw Gillis Kerg” is a masterful sci-fi novel that delves into the ethical implications of harnessing time travel and the ambition for power. It’s an intriguing exploration of the intersection between technology, governance, and societal control, making it a thought-provoking read.

The story follows Marta Hamilton, a seasoned time traveler, and her lover Marshall Grissom, as they embark on what they hope will be a peaceful life sailing in the Caribbean. Their tranquility is shattered when they are attacked by intruders linked to the Time Travel Office, thrusting them into a high-stakes investigation. This investigation leads them back to the Arizona desert, where they uncover a vengeance-driven cult led by the outlaw Gillis Kerg, and an evangelistic zealot with plans to establish a presidential dictatorship. The cult is intriguingly connected to the “happy home companions,” an advanced AI initially designed to cater to human mental health and well-being. The plot further intensifies with the murder of a federal judge by an agent from the future, highlighting the far-reaching consequences of time travel beyond the initial expectations of Marta & Marshall. The chilling realization that they are pawns manipulated by their future selves adds an unsettling layer to the narrative.

Murphy’s language is both evocative and precise. The exploration of themes such as the ethical boundaries in scientific progress and the unpredictable fallout of tampering with time is thoughtfully executed. His characters, particularly Marta and Marshall, are richly developed with dynamism and resilience, adding significant depth to the plot. Murphey’s ability to intertwine humor and high-stakes drama makes for an exhilarating read and his insightful commentary adds profound layers to this thrilling tale.

Painting vivid scenes through a dystopian thriller while maintaining a brisk narrative pace, “The Outlaw Gillis Kerg” is a gripping sci-fi novel that is well worth the read and comes highly recommended for anyone interested in a compelling blend of futuristic technology and ethical dilemmas. 5 Stars!