When misanthropic fifty-year-old Seth Bridges, on the cusp of suicide, spots a strange woman heading towards him, he is transported back in time and into his former childhood self. Determined not to squander his second chance, he graduates from high school--for the second time--and heads off to a 1979 Las Vegas with one hundred thousand dollars taped to his waist: cash he has accumulated betting long odds against old money. All the while, he is haunted by nightmares of an impending pandemic that will wipe out ninety-nine percent of the world's population. His plan is to continue betting on sporting events he has prior knowledge of, then use the winnings to ride out the looming disaster. His uncanny luck draws the attention of other time travelers, some are friendly, others not so much. They tell him they are Shifters and their purpose is to serve the Progenitor. Seth's nightmares become guiding visions, and he must choose between saving the people on earth or preserve mankind the species. Agents of Fortune is a time-traveling, sci-fi fantasy novel that is loosely based on Blue Oyster Cults song "(Don't Fear) The Reaper."
Seth puts together a team and a plan: ride out the virus in space. Attempts on his life are made by a series of eight clones sent back in time to kill him. With the help of a holographic box containing future technology—an inheritance from his grandfather—and his visions, Seth, and his new friends construct a manned spacecraft that is outfitted with an anti-gravity device. Soon, the government wants in on Seth's aerospace venture, and they'll do anything to get it.