A heartbreaking message from the distant past is uncovered in the ruins of Herculaneum. It is a plea for help meant to be read by the only man in the twenty-first century who knew the messenger in person and called him his brother.
Tony and Mary are saddened by the plight of Cosimo, and they at last disclose the stunning truth to their son. Tony was born in the first century. He and his wife have traveled in time, and their companion and friend was left behind in the past.
A young brilliant scientist has the means and the knowledge to create time travel, just like his mother did twenty years previously when she enabled two young translators to go back to the first century. But Barron is being watched by relentless government agents who are determined to prevent any window into the past to ever be opened…again.