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Ness Relevant is living on borrowed time. Molecular implosion, cellular degeneration, and dangerous men are but a few of the perils faced by the friendly and unassuming forensic photographer.

His quiet bachelorhood is interrupted when he receives an innocent looking device in the mail from a friend and former college professor. Ness unexpectedly finds himself embroiled in events driven by his friend's success.

This device is the focal point of a struggle that could overturn the whole world should Ness or his friend’s invention fall prey to greedy men. Before his time runs out Ness must travel back to an uncomfortable past to prevent an unthinkable future.

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  • Prologue and Chapter 1 – Dr. Francis Bertrand is working on modifications to a PDA with unusual properties when his work is interrupted by a visitor. A week later, Paul Robbins and John Felch, executives at Intellisys Research, deal with the sudden disappearance of Bertrand and his device.

  • Chapters 2, 3, and 4 – Dr. Bertrand suffers an unusual end. Glenn intercepts the officers responding to the subsequent 9-1-1 call. Ness Relevant works a murder scene at a local water park, and a little of his past is revealed.

  • Chapters 5, 6, and 7 – Glenn attempts to retrieve the PDA using his many skills and talents.

  • Chapters 8 and 9 – Ness receives the PDA in the mail from Dr. Bertrand. He discovers it is a time machine. While experimenting with it, he finds he and the PDA are the objects of a desperate search by Glenn and his goons.

  • Chapters 10 and 11 – Ness attempts to escape Glenn and his men.

  • Chapters 12, 13, and 14 – Ness has a run-in with one of Glenn’s thugs at the mall and attempts to escape through a clever use of the PDA.

  • Chapters 15, 16, and 17 – Ness returns to 1987 and his old college campus to meet with a younger Dr. Bertrand.

  • Chapters 18 and 19 –Ness travels further back in time to meet with the older Dr. Bertrand and learns more about the men who are chasing them.

  • Chapters 20, 21, and 22 – Ness learns what this adventure is costing his friend, and returns to 2008 to search the doctor’s house.

  • Chapters 23, 24, and 25 – Ness is on the run again with Glenn hot on his heels, but manages to gain a little time and distance in an unusual manner.

  • Chapters 26, 27, and 28 – Ness returns to Dr. Bertrand’s house, and witnesses the event that embroiled him in his friend’s affairs.

  • Chapters 29 – While Ness is searching Dr. Bertrand’s lab, Glenn and Paul catch up with him at last.

  • Chapters 30 – Ness uses the device one more time for some basic housecleaning, and discovers an unexpected consequence to his travels.

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