TOM TRASLER’S FRIENDS ARE MISSINGSO IS HIS WIFEAND HE’S TRAPPED IN THE 19TH CENTURYDiscovering a natural occurring phenomenon permitting time travel, Professor Fleming’s team is studying an event off the coast of Oregon when the unthinkable happens. A US Military helicopter attempting to pass through to the ages explodes and crashes. Tom Trasler’s yacht unknowingly enters the zone to rescue six survivors. Colonel Rood, hell-bent on saving his mission, commandeers the boat while Fleming can only watch as the temporal maelstrom hurls the yacht and its unwilling hostages into the year 1848.Rescued by a Swedish merchantman packed with emigrants for America, Tom is coerced to participate in atrocities against the passengers or face permanent exile in this time period. With growing concerns over the soldiers’ clandestine mission, Tom must decide to either obey the military or follow his conscience and forfeit any chance of ever getting home.A Clash of Ages is the first of 5 novels in The Grandfather Paradox series, where the modern world clashes with the mid 19th century, leading to a showdown of 21st century might against perseverance and faith.