When Phil is strangely drawn to an old watch in a Beijing curio shop, he little realises that his whole life is about to change. With the help of the watch he travels back in time to take part in momentous episodes in the history of the 20th Century. Interwoven with his time travels adventures are the events shaping his life in the present day, back in his ancestral home in Scotland and in his lively bachelor existence in London. Phil is sometimes in command of the magical watch, and sometimes the watch dictates where he must go, especially when he is needed to save the life of a shot-down pilot whose identity rocks Phil to his core when he realises just who it is he has saved. Phil is a beguiling and very likeable mixture of the classic incent abroad, accomplished seducer, and brave warrior. He throws himself whole-heartedly into the action, whether it is getting the girl, or escaping from the enemy, and he takes the reader with him every step of the way. 'Time Piece' is an exciting, fast paced page-turner, which takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride from Inverness to Woodstock, from Alaska to Vietnam, with many other ports of call in between. And from 'peace and love' in a muddy field in up-state New York, to the hell that is war, the reader is given an amazing close-up view of the action.