By Andre Norton
In Earth's destiny, while time commute has turn into attainable, the Time Patrol is the head mystery executive supplier that protects Earth's previous, in order that our background won't turn into corrupted by way of invaders from both our destiny or from different worlds. for a few years, Murdock, Ashe, and different individuals of the Time Patrol have contended with threats to our time continuum, none extra lethal than the alien Baldies, who hate different high-tech civilizations and need to spoil Earth.
Evidence of time trip has been present in ruins relationship to the traditional global . . . within the mythical realm of Atlantis. So Murdock, Ashe, Eveleen Riordan, and different Time Patrollers deck themselves out as international investors to find no matter if whatever is amiss in Atlantis. They locate that the Baldies are there, as evidenced via subtle, high-tech apparatus, whose function it's very unlikely to fathom. As they fight to derail the Baldies' plot, the Time Patrollers become aware of that point is working out on their project, whilst Atlantis is shaken by way of tremors that presage a cataclysm which may be the catastrophe that sank the terrific island kingdom.
But they have to ascertain they act to maintain, now not damage, history--and if they're incorrect, it is going to be too overdue . . . for them and for Earth's future.