If you had the key to the beginning and the end of the world as you knew it, what would you do with it? Would you open a door to know the truth—or would you pray to have that knowledge stripped from your mind?
That’s the premise of the novel Dr. Peter Cashman has just finished reading. He thought it was a pretty good story, so he shares it with his father, a seismologist. His father agrees that it’s an intriguing read. He also thinks it may not be a work of fiction.
The earth is slowly being torn apart as Peter and his team race to find the author. Peter’s dedication to the task hinges on a perilous premise—surely some people can be saved from obliteration; otherwise, why was the story even written? In order to succeed, he must believe he will succeed.
Peter’s father sends him on a quest to save as many as possible, while involving as few as possible. For Peter, the hardest part of accepting his father’s mission is finding the faith to believe the story is true. Finally a believer, he must now recruit other specialists to join him, without the benefit of knowing the full scope or goal of the project.
In order to save what remains of humanity, they must find the answers soon—and to do that, they must find the author. The clock is ticking.