Police--Utah--Salt Lake City--Fiction; Time travel--Fiction; Mormons--Fiction.
Life seems simple enough for Owen Richards. He likes it simple. Twenty-nine, single, a steady girlfriend, and unburdened by religion, Owen enjoys his work as an elite police officer. Then his best friend is killed during a dangerous hostage rescue.
Guilt-ridden, irritable, and questioning his own lack of beliefs, Owen agrees to do a favor for a family friend, hoping to get his mind of his troubles. The favor turns out to be driving Julianna McCray, an intelligent, gorgeous, LDS woman to Missouri.
Julianna's companionship makes for the perfect distraction. But just when Owen's life seems to be making sense again, he steps unwittingly back into history. The year is 1838, and Owen helps a distressed frontier woman save her brother from a group of anti-Mormons and thrusts himself into the middle of the vicious persecution by the Missouri mobs.
It will take all of Owen's training and discipline--and some help from above--to stay alive, defend a newfound truth, and return to the woman he . . . loves.
With compelling characters and razor-sharp suspense, Race Against Time is a pulse-pounding triumph by talented author Williard Boyd Garnder. [publisher blurb]