Harvard linguistics graduate Mitch Dwyer loves ancient languages and cultures nearly as much as he loves his family. When his obsessions lead him to a hidden tomb, sealed for millennia, he’s thrilled to discover skeletal remains of the warrior monks who once secretly operated there.

Until he learns the one responsible for their deaths is still alive, and is trying to kill him next.

Armed with only his wits and his knowledge of ancient languages, the linguist is hurtled through time by a device he can’t control. He’s forced to navigate through the most dangerous times and places in history, and he can’t allow himself to get distracted by what he sees along the way.

If he survives long enough, he might get back home. But if he changes the past, he won’t have a family to return to.