This continues the true account of how, following a disaster in CERN on 5 April 2012, you and everyone else on Earth stopped living. In Volume 1, Illustrated Cosmic Monopole, two men were absorbed by a black hole at CERN and found themselves outside the universe, which was merely a tiny Cosmic Egg in the land of Entroilians. Chinese-Irish scientist Michael Zhang was transformed into a gigantic Entroilian larva. To stop other humans following him, he broke the Egg’s shell. Time stopped everywhere in the universe except near the shell’s fragments or Time Crystals.
The second absorbed man was Irish school-teacher Sam Fitzpatrick. Still tiny and trapped in the Egg’s shell, he could see and talk to people on Earth who had Crystals. He told his step-daughter, school-girl Catriona, to bring the fragments of Crystal down a tunnel so Michael could restart time. Meanwhile the Cosmic Egg, with Sam still hidden inside its broken shell, was stolen by an Argolath, enemies of the Entroilians.
Catriona was infatuated with handsome Hungarian entrepreneur Count Alex Karolyi. She appealed to him for help, even though she suspected that he was in love with the beautiful CERN guide Marianne. Alex reluctantly agreed to help her, but fire-fighter George Gabor considered that the Crystals belonged to CERN and tried to stop him.
So Catriona entered the Time Tunnel alone.