His last thought, as the stun charges lanced through him and he felt his body arch and then start its slow, dreamlike tumble down the stairs, was- What did I do wrong? Rico Garron is in trouble - again. What starts out as a routine expedition back to five thousand BC, turns into the first murder investigation for hundreds of years. A complex spiral of subterfuge, intrigue and powerplay begins to unravel, and now the entire future of the world is at stake . . .
Ben Jeapes is the author of two previous science fiction novels, THE NEW WORLD ORDER and THE XENOCIDE MISSION. He runs his own science fiction publishing company, Big Engine, and lives in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.