All his life, Dr. Sherman Hinkley was governed by one primary aspiration: to work as an Agent for E.W. Harper's ClockWorks Time Travel Agency. A career with the Agency would ensure Sherman's status as a bona fide contemporary hero and legendary scholar. He sought not only the glamour that inevitably derived from fame, but also the pride of knowing that after a series of failed endeavors, he'd at last arrived. Yet, Sherman quickly learns that even with the world famous Agency, books should never be judged by their cover alone and that sometimes the darkness of truth is far more ominous than the brilliance of deceit. Now, Sherman must re-evaluate his life, his career, and his future, while trying desperately to repair the world's past. What does it mean to be a hero? Sherman Hinkley couldn't have been further from the truth.