When ancient terror meets modern genetics.
From the beginning, men have courted terror by embracing monsters real and imagined. From a dark inborn need, the human creature anticipates fright with relish despite pretense otherwise. Foolish, he falsely imagines himself immune from lasting consequence, a notion that has claimed more victims than history recounts.
With the advent of professed intellectual enlightenment in the modern world, scientists have unwittingly stumbled upon a new breeding ground for terror. Genetics.
This is the story of one genetic experiment that spawned a monster, a mutant controlled by a man who eclipses time, as we cannot. Left unchecked, the balance that holds insanity at bay is lost.
One man holds the key to conquer that dark entity. But will he recognize his destiny in time? Will this be the final face-off, or do further centuries of conflict await them both? Time will tell.
My professional resolve should be intact, but a recent, unsettling event shattered that notion, and brought unfamiliar panic. This I confess, not only to fellow geneticists who can appreciate my concern, but also to those who suspect fear lurks near at inconvenient times, seeking inroads to our delicate psyches. Truth known, all must one day face their worst fear. Perhaps my day had arrived, the day that I, Alex Reid, encountered a terror not easily imagined.
The story begins abruptly, without logic or benefit of foreknowledge. Thus, I could not know the nature of the forces at work or the future realities to come…not right away. Would I have chosen to avoid the incident if possible? In retrospect, the answer must be…no. For this adventure transcends time and space, love and hate, men and monsters. Though I seek closure to some of the events that occurred, I suspect relief will be a long time in coming.