Novelist jack Walsh discovers a set of forgotten colonial-era journals written by one of his ancestors in the archival vault of the Montgomery, Vermont Historical Society and soon finds that they contain information that could literally change the course of history and lead to an enigmatic historical figure that could change conventions of world economies, religions and political powers. The discovery instantly puts Jack and his friend, Jacob Goodspeed, the director of the historical society, on the run for their lives. When Jacob is kidnapped by the Illuminati, Jack partners with the flame-haired director of the C.I.A.'s Dublin field office and, with the help of the shadowy Lamdearg of Northern Ireland, they set out to rescue him and preserve the secrets of the journals. This fast-paced thriller by author Bob Pierce is his third novel and takes readers on a roller-coaster ride from the quiet, rural hills of Vermont's north country, across the United States, all the way to Ireland and Europe and back again on a non-stop chase filled with intrigue, conspiracy and violence that the otherwise jaded writer, Jack, discovers to his horror is not like in the movies.