When an LAPD  homicide detective turned Army commando escapes after being knocked unconscious and captured by the Nazis during WWII,  he discovers that not only is he now back in Los Angeles, but it is 1985 and he hasn’t aged a day.


LAPD homicide detective turned Army commando Michael McCain escapes after being knocked unconscious and captured by the Nazis during WWII. He discovers that not only is he in back Los Angeles, but its 1985 and he hasn’t aged a day.

While battling ruthless killers who are desperately trying to recapture him, McCain teams up with his former partner, retired police lieutenant Frank Del Pozzo, who’s now in his 70’s. Frank is a modern man, 1980’s-style, and has his work cut out for him trying to help McCain navigate and survive the strange new world he’s found himself in.

Frank had given up on life after his wife was killed in an auto accident a few years ago and is rejuvenated by McCain’s return.

While the fists and bullets fly and the bodies pile up, McCain reconnects with his ex-fiancée, Beatrice, who he’s still madly in love with, and duels with Stickler, the killers’ tougher than hell female boss.

Utilizing their own unique 1940’s-style Bogart brand of detecting, McCain and Frank try to stay alive long enough to figure out just what the hell is going on…

“James Bruner and Elizabeth Stevens have fashioned a taut, engrossing adventure thriller with a believable sci-fi twist and a good-humored undertone that will put fans in a state of amused suspense. The hero is so tough his brass knucks are a family heirloom.”

~ Jim Morris – A Green Beret veteran and award-winning author of War Story, Above and Beyond, The Green BeretsFiftieth Anniversary…

“Original, riveting and spellbinding from first page to last.  Fast Forward is a terrific read that will definitely deprive you of a night’s sleep.”

J. C. Pollock – Author of a number of New York Times Bestselling Thrillers, includingCrossfire, Centrifuge, and Mission M.I.A..

Readers' Favorite 5 STAR REVIEW

Review by Anne-Marie Reynolds

Fast Forward by James Bruner and Elizabeth Stevens is an action-packed story.

Sergeant McCain was a detective with the LAPD but, during WWII, he is captured by Nazis. Escaping, he turns commando and, all of a sudden, he finds himself back in LA. The only thing is, it’s now 1985 and he hasn’t aged one bit.

They still want him though, so he gets back with his old partner, now in his 70’s to battle against those who want him dead – and the bodies begin to pile up.

His ex-fiancee reappears in his life and all McCain and his partner have to do is keep themselves alive, at least until they can work out just what is going on. It really is a case of Captain America meeting Life on Mars!

Fast Forward is written by the screenwriting team of James Bruner and Elizabeth Stevens, known for The Delta Force and Missing in Action with Chuck Norris and other films. This book reminded me very much of the film Forever Young with Mel Gibson, lots of parallels, although different stories.

It really was action-packed, from page one all the way to the end. The story starts on a high note and doesn’t lose it, taking the reader on a winding and twisting journey back and forth from past to present. This isn’t a simple story that you can read with only half your mind on it – it will take your full attention.

This was one story I lost myself in, finding myself living it as it happened. The characters are developed in such a way that I felt as if I knew them, and readers will find themselves able to identify with at least one of the main characters.

Great story, very strong, and well worth a read for those who like something full of action and just a little bit out of the ordinary.

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