Esmeralda Montoya returns to her father's side as he is on his deathbed, the year 1881, where he gives her a mystical skull pendant said to have magical properties. She heads to the town of Quinn, Texas to find that the Brand family has stolen her father's ranch and no where to turn. She ends up killing one Brand as he attempts to rape her and ends up on the gallows to hang for the deed, only to then be rescued by the man she thought she killed! Enter Elliot Brand, youngest brother in the Brand family, only he is not from the year 1881 but 1993! Elliot is on his way to the university to deliver a Mayan artifact his sister-in-law Taylor found but his curiosity gets the better of him and he just has to see the artifact for himself. As he lookers at a quarts skull, he notices writing on back and tries to read it, sees a bright flash of light and finds himself in the past as a hanging is taking place. He rescues the lovely Mexican woman, who just happens to be wearing that same quartz skull! He grabs a gun from someone and takes the lady and leaves running from the frown of bad men giving chase. He convinces Esmeralda to read read the inscription on the skull as he is facing down his evil ancesters gunning for them, bright flash and he is back beside his wrecked truck facing his real brothers back in the future!! Sound interesting? Read the book to see what this next chapter in the Brand family has inshore for you!