About the book
What if there were a solution to war and genocide? What if a secret
society sent back to 1906 two lovers, Joy Phim, a gorgeous warrior, and
John Banks, a pacifist professor of history, and gave them the incredible
wealth and weapons necessary to create a peaceful alternative
universe--one that never experienced the horrors of world war, the
Holocaust, and the other atrocities of the twentieth century? And what if,
at great personal cost, they succeed too well and create a peaceful world
of complacent democracies?
In Book 2, the clock is turned back to their arrival in 1906. They receive
a message from the future of the universe they will create-Islamic
fundamentalists have attacked the unarmed democracies with nuclear weapons
and enslaved them. It is now up to these lovers to prevent this horrible
But the fundamentalists know about the message, but not who received it.
They send a female assassin back to 1906 to find and kill the time
travelers and thus save their future victory. The assassin soon discovers
who the time travelers are, which leads to the most dangerous combat, and
for Joy and the assassin, the shocking discovery of their true identities.
About the author
R.J. Rummel is a Professor Emeritus of
Political Science, a Nobel Peace Prize finalist, and has published
twenty-five nonfiction books, one of which readers voted 26th among the
top nonfiction books of the century in a Random House poll. He has
received the Susan Strange Award for shaking up international studies with
his intellectual contributions, and the Lifetime Achievement Award in the
study of conflict. His major contribution--called the democratic peace--is
to prove empirically that fostering democratic freedom is the highway to
peace and preventing democide. See his web site at www.hawaii.edu/powerkills
for his latest research and books.