Psychologist, John Madrone, encounters a delusional patient, bedecked in tails and top hat, who claims to be a citizen of the past. As Madrone investigates he finds evidence that the story may be true, and identifies locations of a time warp phenomenon spanning the country.
Madrone learns to navigate time, but for a purpose. He returns to 1930's San Francisco to study the childhood experiences of two men -- one a psychologist who has sexually abused multiple patients; the other his deceased father, whom he comes to know in a way no child ever has.
What Madrone seeks is new understanding of the genesis of good and evil. What he gets is a scorching look at child victimization, clues to a mysterious death, and unexpected love.
"A time travel story like no other -- an emotional thriller offering clues to what spawns our capacity for love or cruelty. " Patrick Fanning, author of "Rejuvination" and "Geoffrey Doover"
"Better than the 'Time Traveler's Wife.'" Peter D. Rogers, author of "When Anger Hurts"