John Elliott Cornell, a renowned author, whose life seems perfect, disappears. A year later, Alex McKay, a reporter for World Mirror Magazine—a man whose own life is in tragic discord—is assigned the job of writing an article about Cornell, to be published on the anniversary of Cornell’s disappearance. Mystery surrounds the missing author. The novel’s story is the unfolding process of Alex McKay discovering the secrets of that mystery—the reasons for Cornell’s unusual relationships with those who knew him, the enigmas associated with the man, and ultimately the elements in his life that led to his disappearance. As the plot develops, Alex becomes increasingly involved with those who were close to the author. He also becomes aware of a strange, seemingly unaccountable connection between himself and the missing Cornell. A series of clues, left by Cornell, eventually lead Alex McKay to an unpublished manuscript—an autobiography that provides the answer to the mystery. That answer begins with the question we’ve all asked ourselves: If I could do it over again, knowing what I know now, how would I live my life? Alex discovers John Cornell was given the chance to do just that. The core of act three of my story is what Cornell does with that chance—what he does right, and what he does wrong. Cornell’s adventures in his second world become a play within a play, and ultimately reveal why the author disappeared and where he has gone. Finally, when Alex McKay discovers John Cornell’s fate, he also discovers his own. He finds the reason for the link between himself and Cornell—why the lives of two men who never met, in the world Alex knew, were destined to be interwoven in a much larger fabric of time.