It is 2010 AD. Archaeologist Dillwyn Llewellyn is working on a dig in the hills of Wales.
On a ramble through the hills above the dig, Dillwyn discovers a cave. And inside that cave, she discovers another cave, a cave filled with crystals.
Soon after her discovery, Dillwyn receives word her mother has had a stroke. She returns to Indiana and arrives just in time to hold her mother as she goes on home.
After the funeral, Dillwyn begins to clear out the farmhouse at Soggy Bottom Farm, the home in which she grew up, now delapidated and in much need of repair. In the attic, in a section filled with stuff from former generations, she discovers a trunk. Excitement wells up in her as she raises the lid. "There's something here!" She whispers as she carefully removes everything down to the bottom. Not finding anything, she's about to give up, but the urge is still there. Tapping the bottom of the trunk, she realizes there's a false bottom of a trunk in the attic, she discovers a ruby pendant.
As she holds the ruby up to the light, she sees visions of an erupting volcano and hears a woman’s voice repeating the word “Vesuvius”.
Remembering reading about a ruby in the documents in the Welsh trunk, she decides to explore Mount Vesuvius.
But before she can do that, she receives news that INTERPOL has supposedly issued a Red Notice for her arrest and deportation to England for the theft of a precious artifact, of all things - the trunk!
Little does she know:
That the Interpol agent who is assigned to her is not from the Realm of Time.
What adventures she is about to embark on –
Or the dangers she must face!
Who will she meet and from what other realm might they be?
What other discoveries will Dillwyn make?
To what countries must she go to find the answers?
Or will she find them?