In an Arizona desert a man wanders in a daze, speaking words that make no sense. Within twenty-four hours he is dead, his body swiftly cremated by his only known associates. Halfway around the world archaeologists make a shocking discovery at a medieval site. Suddenly they are swept off to the headquarters of a secretive multinational corporation that has developed an astounding technology. Now this group is about to get a chance not to study the past but to enter it. And with history opened to the present, the dead awakened to the living, these men and women will soon find themselves fighting for their very survival--six hundred years ago. . . .
From the Paperback edition.
I love this story. I never tire of listening just one more time. It has adventure, moving into adifferent time, danger.. Wow, it has it all. This abridged version is quite abridged and a bit disappointing after having heard it unabridged. It misses 5 stars only because it is abridged. I've just written Booksfree an email asking them to add the unabridged version to the library. That said, I encourage anyone to finish this story and not find themself pondering what if.. a week later.