A half century after the oil runs out, America is a land of farming towns; decomposing cities; and vast, mostly uninhabited areas. Old people tell tales of the Modern Times and how they survived the period of collapse, while their grandchildren dream of the magic and technology lost to them. In this time, legends speak of the Phoenix Diary, a mysterious and powerful record that might be a formula for free energy to rebuild the lost civilization, an almanac for restoring earth to a Garden of Eden, or an ancient tome written by a man from the stars telling of mankind’s true beginning and ultimate destiny. Now three teenagers—Otero, Rhia, and Marc—set out to find the diary with the help of a clue found on an old computer and hints drawn from genetic memories. But a mysterious man pursues them relentlessly through the ruins of Denver into the Rocky Mountains; he knows the Phoenix Diary is everything the legends say and more. It is humanity’s past, present, and future. In this science fiction novel, three teens seeking a legendary diary race to stay ahead of an ancient warrior while learning about their past lives from their own genetic memories.