The story starts with two threads, one set 4,493 year ago the other set in present-day or near future US. Set in the same world as his previous Quantum Prophecy novels it would probably help to have read them to understand some of the characters and their relationships to each other but not essential as there are new characters and new issues to be dealt with. A virus is widespread across the world, incapacitating most of the adults, including some of the super-powered. This is part of a plan by a shadowy group who have their own super-powered working with them, they want to bring an immortal to the past to the present and will do anything and sacrafice anyone to achieve this aim. I liked Lance, he's a great character, can talk his way in and out of almost any situation and while not super-powered he is a good member of the team. Abby also has potential and I'm looking forward to seeing more of both of them in the sequels. It's a very readable story and I did get caught up in it, it just wasn't my favourite read.