While investigating the death of an American in the Caribbean, a young British banker discovers the works of a medieval painter and a monument in England. Drawn into a web of spiritual intrigue, he and his Indian guardian race against powerful agencies to find an ancient relic required to resurrect a Black Madonna doll.
Andrew Man worked as a banker for over thirty years, before turning his hand to fiction. Born in Devon, he went to school in Nottingham and joined the navy as an apprentice at the age of sixteen. His writing developed after he retired through visits to the CERN centre in Switzerland, which also forms a basis for some of his stories. To write his books, he has moved through places where he worked in the past, from London, Lebanon, to Geneva and the Caribbean.
The Man Who Played with Time is an edited version of the complete trilogy last published in 2015.
James meets his match with Jessica at a tube station outside London. After all the noise and damage dies down, he finds himself trapped and once again his mysterious guardian helps him escape.
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James washed his face with cold water and glanced in the mirror. He looked a wreck: his shirt was half out of his trousers and his tie was undone. Soon after there was a rushing sound like a whirlwind outside. He fell on his knees and clung to the basin’s waste pipe, reaching out as his briefcase was sucked along the floor and grabbing it before it flew away. Whatever was going on outside, it sounded most violent and must be doing structural damage to the building.