Timothy S. Johnston is a writer of futuristic and contemporary mystery/thrillers. There is always a technological component to his plot lines, and the science that he uses to propel his stories forward is real and verifiable. His characters are strongly motivated and undergo extreme change; his protagonists each find themselves drawn into intense situations seemingly beyond their control. The stakes are always huge and the outcomes unique and unpredictable. He is dedicated to the art of telling a compelling story and contributing to the genre that has given him so much over the past four decades. He is passionate about writing and committed to inspiring others through his stories. Carina Press is currently publishing a trilogy of thrillers by Johnston: THE FURNACE (2013), THE FREEZER (2013), and THE VOID (2014). This series — The Tanner Sequence — details Homicide Investigator Lt. Kyle Tanner’s emotional journey as he solves difficult cases set in unique and deadly claustrophobic environments.
David Feintuch (The Seafort Saga) says of Mr. Johnston, “(His) dialogue and exposition has a snap and impetus that makes me want to read more.”
Ardath Mayhar (author of over sixty books) says of THE FURNACE, “Great tension, powerful characterization, and gripping action ... THE FURNACE is an old-style locked-room mystery, updated as horror SF. Completely original and compelling. A must-read.”
About his other completed (forthcoming) novels, she has said regarding SATURATION POINT, “This is a tense, gripping science fiction/thriller of which Tom Clancy might well be proud.” And of DISSIDENT, “... it is one of the most gripping and involving books I have read in a long while.”
From Science Fiction Review: "Johnston understands how to truly craft a story, making each one a compelling and tense read. Fans of Michael Crichton or James Patterson will certainly love Timothy Johnston.” And: “The Furnace ... is well-written and engaging with believable characters and a logical, if surprising plot-line ... The bottom line is that this is a well-crafted piece of work. The story is unique and enjoyable, the writing is excellent, and the research and effort to make this future world come together was outstanding. This is a really good book, and I heartily recommend it."
From Dreamworld Book Reviews: “I was absolutely blown away by The Furnace ... non-stop suspense until the novel's end ... (Johnston is) an exemplary novelist.”
From eBookanoid.com: “The Furnace — Scary and Gripping ... It is a case of Agatha Christie meets Isaac Asimov with added Crichton for flavouring.”
From Midwest book Review: “The Furnace is a riveting read that will prove hard to put down.”
From Kaye Trout’s Book Reviews: "The Furnace is beautifully written and well edited ... definitely a page turner. Timothy Johnston is a gifted writer and has created a suspense-filled, SF mystery thriller with a little romance at the edge ... The opening will grab you and hold you to the finish. Yes, I can recommend The Furnace.”
From Booklover Book Reviews: “In The Furnace Timothy S Johnston has developed a compelling plot merging science and sleuthing that is accessible to non traditional sci-fi readers ... Homicide Investigator Lieutenant Kyle Tanner is a well developed hero with an endearing never say die attitude with all the odds stacked against him ... I was thoroughly entertained by this novel ... the writing is tight and the story compelling.”
www.alternative-worlds.com says of THE FURNACE: “This is a great science fiction locked station mystery as Tanner is only the second visitor to SOLEX One. The key to the exciting thriller is the futuristic world of Timothy S. Johnston ... feels real whether it is the tunnels of Mercury or an isolated energy gathering station. Tanner is terrific as a caring yet kick butt protagonist. With a delightful late twist, readers will appreciate this early twenty-fifth century whodunit and why.”
Timothy S. Johnston is represented by Carolyn Forde of Westwood Creative Artists, Ltd.
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