From Marrakech to China's Forbidden City, from a doomed starship carrying a cryogenically preserved crew to an island prison camp, the fate of the world is being played out in the minds of two dreamers. One, a would-be assassin obsessed with enigmatic equations, has set out to kill the U.S. President. The other is a young Chinese emperor ruling thousands of years in the future. Each believes he is dreaming the other. One must change the future; one must change the past. And time is running out for both.
"Comes together a little too late"
Tinker and inventor Michael Bishop wants nothing more than to leave his painful past behind and focus on his machines. But when his daughter Eva is stricken by the same magical disease that robbed him of his late wife, Michael devotes himself to finding a cure, no matter the cost.
Orville Sand is on a mission, a deadly assignment he is bound to carry out. Throughout the Midwest, wherever he goes, people die in mysterious accidents. He carries with him a great red book containing the names of the unfortunates with whom he must rendezvous. Where his shadow passes, tragedy will befall some unsuspecting innocent. Perhaps a child will drown, or a wall will collapse unexpectedly on a pedestrian, or a woman will tumble down a flight of stairs.
Brin's pack leader sends him on a mission; all he has to do is find the only Diar coin left in the world to save his pack from extinction. How hard can that be? Just takes a little focus, right? Right. Until he meets up with a Jarra, a beautiful little lady who's doing some focusing of her own. Jarra's determined to save her sister from the Dead Walkers. To do that all she needs is Brin's Diar coin.