The destruction of the causal nexus continues, as the timelines of
the Lethbridge-Stewarts and Traverses are wiped out of existence.
A new reality has been created, so very close to the essential
timeline. And it is into this reality that Anne Travers is sent to
retrieve a man who bears a shocking resemblance to Brigadier Alistair
February 1969, and school-teacher Archie Lethbridge-Stewart lives an
ordinary life. A contented life with his little family in the Cornish
village of Bledoe. But that is all about to change. First his old pupil,
Owain Vine, is having strange visions. Visions of a London covered in
web! And on the news it seems London
itself is being evacuated – a major gas leak and bears breaking free of London Zoo. Can these events be connected?
Linking all this is a strange old man. A man who insists he knows
Archie. Only, the man insists on calling him Alistair. Who is this
strange old man? What is this talk of the future? And why should Archie
and Owain risk everything to go with the old man to London?
Anne Travers has the answers. But, unfortunately, she appears to be little more than a ghost!