by Sukey HowardFebruary, 2001
Love of truth?"Information is not knowledge," and if you don't believe that before you listen to Killing Time, Caleb Carr's newest novel set in the not-too-distant future, you will by the time the last cassette rolls to a stop. The year is 2023, the world is thriving on info-tech wealth, but it's also awash in the ever-increasing information or misinformation that can be manipulated by governments and the insidious men and women who manipulate governments. Into this messy world come an extraordinarily brilliant sister and brother who want to put things right by, you guessed it, manufacturing and manipulating misinformation themselves. And into their world comes Dr. Gideon Wolfe, the psychiatrist and criminal profiler who chronicles these events, at first mesmerized by their zeal and mission, but then slowly disillusioned. Carr makes a top-notch narrator for his exciting cautionary tale that may leave you with the distinct feeling that the future is now.