Killing Time is a dystopian novel by Caleb Carr set in the Mid-21st Century. It was initially serial in TIME and later published in 2000 by Random House. It includes criticisms of the information age (see quotes below). The book was a departure for Carr, whose previous two novels (and his subsequent one) were crime thrillers set in the Victorian era.
Dr. Gideon Wolfe: the criminal profiler and psychiatrist.
Dov Eshkol: the antagonist, a ruthless, fanatic agent of the Israeli Mossad
Prof. Julien Fouché: the molecular biologist
Dr. Eli Kuperman: the anthropologist
Dr. Jonah Kuperman: the archaeologist
Colonel Slayton: the (ex-US-)soldier
Dr. Leon Tarbell: the documents expert
Larissa Tressalian: Gideon's lover/ former assassin
Malcom Tressalian: Leader of the Team
Chief Dugumbe: leader of the African tribe, with which Dr. Gideon Wolfe lives upon writing down his story
Mutesa: member of the African tribe, who becomes Dr. Wolfe's host and sponsor