In 1959, 20-year-old college dropout Chuck McManis is strolling the geyser boardwalks in Yellowstone National Park when an earthquake plunges him more than eighty years back in time, into the middle of an Indian war. And into his own past – to become the great-grandfather he’d idolized since he was a boy.
The problem was, nobody’d ever told him every single story about his hero was a lie. That he’d need instructions for sheer survival. Or lessons in escaping from Indians. He does know he can’t abandon Eliza Byrne, the woman who taught him both. By the time they struggle back to civilization, 1870s style, Chuck has discovered courage and competence he never knew he possessed. Then comes the risk, and the opportunity, to fulfill the legacy he’d left for himself the last time around, and he must face decisions he never wanted to make, that could cause him to lose not only his own life and that of the woman he loves, but to destroy his own future before it ever had a chance to be.