What begins as an unexpected 3:34 a.m. wake-up call from a long-forgotten high school acquaintance ends with Mike Thompson behind bars-and smack in the middle of an international conspiracy. Mike agrees to meet up with the desperate-sounding Conrad Nash, who shares with him a series of mysterious e-mails that look to have originated in 1966. But back in '66, the Internet and e-mail communication as we know it would not exist for another twenty-plus years. Stranger still, the e-mails appear to have been sent by Vincent Hopper, their former high school teacher who has been dead for nearly two decades. Eager to break the monotony of his daily grind, and plenty willing to accept the cash that the paranoid Conrad offers for his confidence and assistance, Mike begins an investigation that leads him through a trail of riddles, lies, and deceit and reveals scandals that test his marriage and threaten a worldwide holocaust. Dark secrets behind the creation of the World Wide Web link to the Cold War and through to today's War on Terror in this provocative suspense thriller which confirms that, indeed, the things one does today leads to the things one inherits tomorrow.