Time-Limited Hunt


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Serial no. 01AE86. Full name: Shi Shanyan. Height: 189cm. Weight: 82kg. Passed the Black Panther test and joined the Special Forces in 2160. Expelled from the unit and detained at the Guangtong Prison in 2162. Described in the Special Forces’ mission appraisal as having poor self-control, lacking empathy, and possessing a strong tendency to dominate. Broke the rules repeatedly during missions. Danger level has been specially set as S-Rank.

Serial no. 7-001. Full name: Yan Junxun. Height: 175cm. Weight: 62kg. Passed the Black Panther test and joined the Special Forces in 2163. Expelled from the unit in 2164. Described in the Special Forces’ mission appraisal as having poor overall capability with the inability to adapt to dangerous missions and a lack of destructive power.”

“In accordance with the ’Mites’ agreement, both of you will work together on the serial murder cases at the Tingbo District”.

Shi Shanyan deleted the information and re-entered it.

“Warning. Serial no. 7-001 is super—fierce.”

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11 Reviews

Oct 11, 2020
Status: c93
Sexual assaults in the cases, complicated plot, possible confusing ending, what you might consider forced s/e/x or r/a/p/e between the MC and ML (there's a story to it but I'm just throwing this out first if this kinda stuff is a trigger for you).

◈ Starts with the MC and ML investigating a series of crimes, but there's a common thread that will slowly lead you up to the plot behind it all.

◈ Kind of futuristic so expect lots of high-tech, virtual stuff, and the like.

◈ Ending feels a bit... more>> rushed (to me), but damn, the tension! The author did mention she cut off two arcs because she felt that she did not have the skill to write such a story, and she did also mention beforehand that she wanted to experiment with her writings.

◈ Story leaves a lot of questions that can be confusing but is sometimes meant to make you think. If you like all your questions answered by the end of the novel, then this is probably not the novel for you.

◈ ENDING IS SURREAL, like a Salvador Dalí masterpiece. Doesn't make sense, but on a surreal level, it kind of makes sense, if that makes any sense lmfao.


If any of the warnings is a trigger for you, or if you simply like fluff, perfect characters, and/or the plot to be logical and all straightened out for you, then this novel is NOT for you. Thank you!

(Will update this again) <<less
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Nov 21, 2020
Status: c12
I bloody misclicked and It didn’t allow me to change it;-;

My honest rating is 3/5

Warning: this is mostly opinionated and I have no history in reviewing, I have no facts, just comparing this book to what I have already read, if you like this book, then just keep on liking it, I’m just some random stranger on the internet, don’t take what I say to heart.

... more>> lets start what the author did well

1. I really like the soft building, she doesn’t explain everything, but your still really involved in the world

2. The overall atmosphere is great, it feels so serious, even in the lighthearted moments

Now what she did bad

The ML is obnoxiously stronger than the MC, I mean seriously we are always getting reminded by this, It’s one of those, oh the MC is so unique and not like other boys, so interesting. Witch feels like total bull crap, just take out the ML in the first case, and even without the hint he gave, the MC would be fine. He is just there to like the MC, for no deeper reason then “so interesting”

”Shi Shanyan tapped the glass briskly, as if he was applauding. His keen sense of smell kept him one step ahead in all matters, but Yan Junxun was fast too, wasn’t he? Artemis was an amazing system teacher; it had produced the most interesting student.”

Just like, why add that line, it’s not needed, it just serves to remind you that the ML is better then the MC, this just really leaves a sour taste in your mouth. This could’ve been used to have the ML fall deeper into being interested of the MC “Oh he got the answer slightly faster than me, that unusual, I’ll stick around to see if I can beat him”, but no, we get an ML lead who is, not overpowered I say, but just that more powerful than the MC that it’s make him annoying.

As for the rest of what I read, its just average I guess, the MC and his backstory don’t make any lasting impressions, and neither does the first case, the MC solves the case with evidence on screen and the readers who have no idea what’s going on just follow, it’s fine

Now I'm only on chapter twelve, maybe in the future the ML confidence in his skills might make him run into a dilemma that the MC solves, making him start to like the MC, and maybe the cases become more intriguing, but for now, it not seeing that and I don’t have the patience to read through the stuff I don’t like so I’m dropping the novel <<less
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Apr 14, 2020
Status: c15
I couldn't control myself despite the story still ongoing.

But what can I say, I'm a sucker for all these mystery, crime investigation, and psychology settings.

And what's more interesting than watching these two dangerous individuals fall in love.

I look forward to future chapters fufufu.


Enjoi and Adieu I'll be back once it's completed by the author.
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Jul 05, 2020
Status: c80


The story is still ongoing in the raws and all I cam say is the C80 is WTF.

My brain just ran away, and all I can say is that this story is REALLY REALLY f*ckING GOOD.


in the latest chapter PL said that ML died years ago and it's not the ML (I guess they're in a virtual world whatsoever?)

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Dec 06, 2021
Status: c10
This is just a Hannibal AU fanfic with name changes. And not even that far into another universe.

I'm sure the story is passable if you've never had contact with Hannibal content, but all this reads to me is an underwhelming Hannibal fanfic. There's a Jack the handler who wants MC to magic out answers for murders, a Will with a mental disorder that makes him a genius serial killer psych analyzer (MC), a Hannibal type manipulative psychopath with a good front (ML), and even a Frederick Lounds intrusive and disruptive... more>> journalist character right from the beginning...

Except the analysis part of the "genius" MC is just him drip feeding us information that is never foreshadowed or hinted at to begin with. So there's basically no suspense or sense of intrigue or risk. Only a couple of lines reminding us that ML is such a predator and the only danger and wow look at how dark and cool he is.

If you came to this story because the author's other works are your type, you'll be vastly disappointed. The style definitely isn't the author's strong suit.

I can't stomach reading the rest of the story. Everything about it makes me cringe. Thanks for writing a mediocre fanfic and changing the names to Chinese and then charging people to read it (in the raws) Author. <<less
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Aug 18, 2021
Status: c38
Time-Limited Hunt is like a really good mix of Hannibal (the TV show) and Psycho-Pass (the anime).

The MC is like Will Graham. When he arrives to a crime scene, he recounts the murder in the perspective of the villain, able to pick out specific details of what happened as well as what the murderer was feeling/their motives due to his superior observation skills and intelligence. The ML is sort of like Hannibal. He's just as smart and powerful as the MC, and you never know what he's thinking. The MC... more>> interests him because he can tell the MC is repressing his true, dangerous, nature and wants to pull it out of him.

The novel as a whole is like Psycho-Pass - set in a futuristic world with "systems" (basically AI). I found the world building to be super interesting and well done. There isn't an info dump at the start of the story - the setting is gradually revealed as you progress into the world with the MC, which was a great change of pace.

So far, the plot itself is intriguing. The first arc had me captivated, following the MC search the crime scene with the ML while also discovering their pasts. The plot twist where

there were two murderers

caught me super off guard, and the subsequent events have me even more curious as to what happened. Unfortunately, I guess I'll just have to wait until all the chapters get translated. I say definitely give this a try if you like crime novels/thrillers and are able to deal with heavy topics (please please read the trigger warnings!).

4.0/5.0 stars (subject to change after I read the entire novel) <<less
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Apr 09, 2020
Status: c8
This is from the same author as Nan Chan and I love that novel. At this time there are only 8 chapters out so there is still no bigger plot. The MC and ML are teamed together to solve cases. The first case is a murder case of three men that all have something in common. Right now it's hard to judge the personality of the main characters but I have high hopes for the novel because I like the authors previous novel and I love mystery and crime solving... more>> so this straight up my alley. <<less
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Mar 27, 2022
Status: c50
Couldn't finish this. This is a detective novel set in a futuristic China. There are four to five large cases, and most of the novel's focus in each case is on the psychology of the killer. I really liked the first case (although I had some issues with how a victim of r*pe became a serial killer) but I stopped at 50% because the nonconsensual nature of the main couple's relationship was too much for me. There was some really interesting stuff about twelve Greek gods (Athena, Artemis, Zeus, and... more>> Ares have been introduced) and I think for readers who aren't uncomfortable with the noncon, this would be a creative detective/psychothriller novel. <<less
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Apr 12, 2020
Status: c1
Im not really into psychological stories (its not my taste) and wasn't aware of the tag as I discovered it through the tl's other projects but I'm willing to give it a shot (as I've already read the 1st chapter). So far its good, nothing rlly spectacular yet (ill edit this depending if I'm still reading it or not in the future).
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Oct 16, 2022
Status: Completed
Amazing. Action-packed, fast-paced, and filled with so many twists and turns.

Advice: read carefully and don’t skip over any details! Every line, no matter how seemingly insignificant, was intentionally chosen by the author and has a deeper meaning that will be revealed later on. There are so many layers of intrigue, and there’s more to each and every character than what you first see.

I love how the author gives so much personality and human-ness to the AI characters—which is one of the main themes of the book. Each character (both human... more>> and not) is unique and feels so real.

Regarding the two leads: right from the very beginning, the sexual tension between them is delectable. There’s lots of small actions that ML does to tease MC, but the author does a great job of making them not too over the top.

The only not 100% positive thing I have to say about this novel is that it’s a little chaotic/confusing at the end, but it feels very intentional, and I think it works. <<less
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Jun 19, 2022
Status: c15
This-I can't take it anymore! I really can't help but leave a review to even look further!!! Like I'm going crazy if I don't say it!!

At this point I really can't help but comment on this 'bastard', well he is one of the many 'bastards' who have a tendency to think that his actions are for 'justice' to open the 'eyes of humans' that the news he said was 'true' and 'trustworthy'. (ugh-)



he is a 'very dedicated' news anchor/reporter about r*pe victims and perpetrators, he even exposes very sensitive photos/videos of victims. He even analyzes how the victim feels, how the victim's condition when the incident occurred, etc. Gives his opinion as if he is analyzing an object then tells it to his students (which makes me think he is even more 'sick' than the culprit himself, he has no any 'rights' on that, he's just a mentally ill reporter)

he's been told that not to find out too much about developments/officers dealing with this serial murder case, well on the one hand it's probably because the MC doesn't want to be exposed (it's very unpleasant if our private photos are even made public, which he's not important person, artist, etc) oh- for ML he doesn't care if he gets exposed and is even a little narcissistic about it.

on the other hand it is because it is still in the process and has not found the perpetrator. Remember this is a serial murder case, even if the victim is a perpetrator of past r*pe, this is still a serial murder case where the perpetrator has not been found

but he's a 'shrimp brain' so stay tuned for the progress of the case, he even hired a detective for it (!! Man-he's really sick!) , I couldn't stand it and felt sick to my stomach when he said 'justice' or something like it's to the MC on the phone!!!

doesn't he have any thoughts if he continues to share his articles about the progress of the case, he will actually help the real culprit, so the culprit doesn't even have to bother to think whether he's exposed or not, the culprit just looks at the article, so he can see and be more careful when doing the action!!!

It's like he's telling the culprit:

hey, here's your homicide progress data! Look and read did you leave evidence unintentionally? And this is the officer in charge of the case, if you see it then be careful then- be careful next time. Thanks

What's wrong with him!!??? aiiajwbwbKmajaiakwj- oh I forgot that Mr. Liu Chen has a 'shrimp brain'

What makes this even more annoying is the 'worshippers' who pretend it's 'normal' to know what really happened to the victims and perpetrators 'at the scene'! They even defended him when he stopped updating articles!!

gosh- I'm so tired here, I even have delusions if I was there, i'll leave a comment and honestly ask those people :

Are you sure you don't form a sect/religion/belief where the god is Liu Chen and the scriptures his is the article he wrote? online soon, it's urgent! :)

or if I was there I would hack and beat them up, smack them on the head to make them a little more aware :)

and as for Mr. Liu chen, I would feel very sorry if I didn't lock him up and torture him if I was really there (๑╹◡╹๑) ノ♬


that's all for now, it will be updated when I finish it.

till now I feel comfortable for the story line, MC and ML's thinking, their current interaction is refreshing even though it's just things that can't even mention, but it still refreshes me, ML is so cute when he teases the MC but doesn't even care

well- if I ignore the unpleasant feelings towards one of the supporting characters. this is fine :) <<less
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