Most lumberjacks wanted what came in bottles and corsets in the nearest lumber town saloon, but Matthias Timmermann wanted out of the logging camps and into the arms of Annabella, a beautiful German girl working in a boarding house.
On October 8, 1871, there was more than desire burning. The people of Peshtigo and the Sugar Bushes ran for the rivers and creeks trying to outrun the fire storm.
Goya? Bad Diets? Mud Hens? The Rapture? The War of 1812? Global Warming? Til Eulenspiegel? Political Conspiracy? Violence on USA borders? The lost history of Soft Rock?
Follow the non-stop action from the museums and cafes of Paris to the fast food rest stops and motels on the highways of Ohio, as past and future collide and create an apocalyptical present that determines the fate of the planet.