The anomaly called the Breach is the governments most carefully guarded secret. But there is another secret even less known . . . and far more terrifying. As the U. S. President addresses the nation fromthe Oval Office, a missile screams toward the White House. In a lightning flash, the Chief Executive is dead, his mansion in ruins, and two cryptic words are the only clue to the assassins' motives: "See Scalar". Now Travis Chase - caretaker of the covert agency Tangent and all its grim wonders - along with partner and lover Paige Campbell and technology expert Bethany Stewart , have only twenty-four hours unearth a decades-old mystery once spoken of in terrified whispers by the long silenced. But their breakneck race cross-country - and back through time and malleable memory - is calling the total destructive might of a shadow government down upon them. For Travis Chase has a dark destiny he cannot be allowed to fulfill . .