TOM TRASLER’S WIFE AND FRIENDS ARE MISSING HE IS TRAPPED IN THE 19th CENTURY AND HE HAS TO SAVE THE WORLD
After escaping a Swedish emigrant ship from the Confederate turncoat, Colonel Rood, Tom Trasler and the young widow Alvina-Kristina are burdened with a terrible responsibility — Terminate Nat Brady, a loyal Confederate slave who would champion a diplomatic victory in Europe resulting in the South winning the Civil War, and a dark Soviet-dominated world with no Beatles or moonshot. Capturing Rood’s equipment crucial for him to complete his nefarious agenda, Tom gazes west to the California Gold Rush to finance his mission. While evading Rood and other 21st century agents intent on destroying him, Tom succumbs to his internal demons while struggling to adapt to 19th century life, and risks losing everything. Tom’s friend on the other side, Jennifer and her team of young students studying the natural temporal phenomena, race against time and the military’s growing awareness of their clandestine activates to go back in time and bring Tom back home.
OCTOBER 17, 1849
Fighting through the firestorm of pain, Alvina sandwiched her knees around Nolan’s leg and stood on his boot to spare her feet from the shards of glass. Nolan showed no fear despite the number of guns opposing him.
Tom, devastated by Nolan’s revelations, drunk, and with absolutely no experience with guns, was about to get himself killed. About to get both of them killed.
She needed a weapon.
Peering through the blur of tears, Alvina glanced around the room. She recalled those action and horror movies on Silver’s computer.
Something that is not a weapon can be turned into one.
Cliff Nolan dragged her with a sharp jerk. Her knees lost their grip on his leg and her footing slid off his feet. The glass shards opened new lacerations and deepened existing ones. She recoiled while new screams shrieked from her throat.
Fight for control.
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First, she clutched onto her breath, damming further screams. Then she released her breath, controlling it.
Steady. In and out. Slow and smooth.
Good, maintain control.
The oil lamp on the dresser. The glass chimney.
He had completely underestimated her.COLLAPSE