Terrorist. A real hot button of a word in a world of fear, unrest and paranoia. Savior. Everyone claims to be one, even the bad guys. The lines blur. Life has been rough on John Riley. He has permanently hunkered down to weather the constant series of storms that have constituted his life. Not a bitter person; just exceedingly cautious and profoundly alone. Enter the charismatic Ben Peelsa. Direct, honest. The epitome of integrity. With a seemingly careless casualness he introduces profound changes into Rileys desultory life. Good changes, transforming changes. Changes so profound that Riley is reborn. But all is not as it seems. Peelsa has an agenda. And a dark side. John Riley finds himself a pawn in a plan that could change the course of history, a plan that could change everything. Rileys new found life begins to come apart. He must decide where his loyalties lie, and to do this he must unravel the riddle of Ben Peelsa. In so doing, John Riley discovers that he himself holds the key to it all . . .Gebhard, Timothy is the author of 'String Music' with ISBN 9781411612129 and ISBN 1411612124.