The year is 1671 during the time known as the Restoration in the England of King Charles II. London is recovering from the ravages of the Great Plague and the fire that destroyed more than half of the city. Scoundrels and earls, merchants and midwives, and remarkable personalities like William Penn, Isaac Newton, and Thomas Hobbes inhabit its teeming streets. Against this background, the notorious thief and swindler Colonel Thomas Blood is preparing to commit an audacious and daring crime. It is into this dizzying mix that D. is suddenly thrust, having slipped through a rip in time. But can this very 21st century citizen make sense of such an alien world and, more importantly, stop the crime in time to fulfill the destiny that will guide D. home 350 years into the future? This book is time travel mystery based on the true story of the greatest crime of the 17th century.