Gordon Fryer, a young, unemployed engineer, finds a post as a scientific guinea pig and assistant to an elderly scientist, Dr. Royd. But the result of Royd's experiment predicts the exact hour and day of Gordon's death--a mere thirteen years hence--with a series of photographs of the future. Fryer makes a deadly enemy of Royd's butler, Blessington, who targets him with poison-pen letters, but when his campaign culminates in attempted murder, Blessington is imprisoned. Fryer and his new wife and Dr. Royd then collaborate to create several wonders of modern science, including an artificial eye that restores sight to the blind. But can Fryer circumvent his predicted death and escape his supposed destiny--or is Time fixed in an unwavering pattern that no man can ever evade? An intriguing, highly entertaining story of a scientific genius who becomes a true...Fugitive of Time!