Time itself is a paradox.  In time travel, paradoxes abound, making the concept seem impossible to many theorists and physicists.  The most commonly discussed one is called “The Grandfather Paradox.”

The concept behind it holds that if a time traveler returns in time and shoots his or her grandfather, the traveler will not be born, therefore cannot go back in time to shoot the grandfather.  Well, logical thought would make any reasonably intelligent person concur with that hypothesis.


The illogical part of that is that anyone would travel in time to kill their grandfather knowing that would prevent your own birth and cause your own non-existence.  Why would one want to kill their own grandfather, for any reason? Why travel in time to do so?  The concept itself has too many holes in it to be reasonable or logical.

Another paradox asks whether someone can prevent someone’s death. In Company Well Kept, Tom d’Angelo figures out a way to do just that, without causing a temporal loop or other problems.  Traveling to a war zone, he uses time travel to prevent a bullet reaching its mark, saving the life of one man. The only effect was that the saved man’s timeline alters, as did that of his closest relatives, though all for the better.

Throughout Company Well Kept, Tom faces unique paradoxes, finding solutions to avert potential dangers to himself and others. Some of these unusual situations are obvious, others not so distinct.  Throughout the book, the reader may notice odd situations that theorists believe impossible, though our intrepid hero manages to resolve using both intellect and logic.