When a girl who said she had been kidnapped from the year 1777 appeared in modern New York, she was either deluded or the victim of an incredible time-spanning plot. And when it turned out the strange man with a mechanical servant who had kidnapped her had been seen in other centuries, it became clear that a super-scientific plot was afoot that must reach far into the unknown cities of the future.
Young lovers of three eras are swept down the torrent of the sinister cripple Tugh's frightful vengeance.
Ray Cummings was a Science Fiction author and one of the founding fathers of the Science Fiction pulp genre. He worked with Thomas Edison as a personal assistant and technical writer. He wrote 750 novels and short stories, using also the pen names Ray King, Gabrielle Cummings, and Gabriel Wilson with his most highly regarded work being The Girl in the Golden Atom.