The fog released more of the ship. As he watched the bow slowly emerge, Stanton saw something that made his gut twist. "This can't be." Stanton stared at the gray-white battleship. "It's a Dreadnought."
But that kind of ship ceased sailing three-quarters of a century ago.
It starts as a trip to help five troubled teens, courtesy of a new Navy youth program. With retired submarine commander J.D. Stanton serving as captain and two young naval officers heading the expedition, the state-of-the-art catamaran leaves port. It's a routine voyage . . . until a mysterious storm pulls Stanton and his crew into an eerie world of swirling mist and silence.
There is no sun, no moon or stars, no way to take a bearing. Electrical appliances fail. The diesel engine is sullen and unresponsive. And then, out of the mist, a ship slowly appears"H.M.S. Archer, a pre-WW1 Dreadnought.
A ship missing since 1913.
The antique vessel holds disturbing surprises: a ghostly crew . . . evidence of a mass murder . . . and a thousand questions. Now J.D. Stanton and his untried team must discover the answers"before this ship out of time leads them to their destruction.
Our of Time ranks number one among Gansky's books. The novel is the last and the best in the J.D. Stanton series. It follows Stanton as he takes a group of troubled teens on a program to learn how to run a ship. Then they encounter a storm and discover an old warship coming toward them. What follows is a slightly possible and highly intriging story about... time travel? I really don't know what else to call it. This ends the series perfectly and is one of the best books we have ever reviewed. Though it seems like a repeat of the first, it's not and is deifnitely worth your time. 5 stars
Stephen and Jandrew
Great Book Great Author| Posted October 28, 2008
This is the 3rd book in a seris about JD Stanton a retired Naval officer who always ends up in differnt situations. All of the books stand alone but I recommend reading all of them. This is not the Best in the series but is still a great read.