An alternate existence in a parallel universe of AD 98 brings problems not dissimilar to our own...
Time travel is impossible. Of course it is... Everyone knows that, but what if those softly whirling magnets beneath this very stone floor were replicating right now, and a parallel universe was only an instant away?
What if it all really did happen when you turned a simple lever?
Would you go…would you?
Here, a foundling child, raised as a ward of the state, becomes Doctor Walter Clements, achieves prominence in the field of Particle Physics, and makes a fateful discovery.
Then, disillusioned with the state of the world and his personal contributions towards making things worse, he, and a group of like-minded friends escape to a parallel universe of 98 AD and jointly create a new life near Rome.
Yet the temptation to use familiar advantages from modern times finds Walter in transit again and one day by chance, he is recognized on a security tape. With his new life in peril, and rogue elements of the government closing in, Walter must evade an elaborate trap crossing twenty centuries and close the bronze gate to modern times permanently.