Will Piper, once a successful FBI agent, is biding his time until retirement, hoping that his lasst few years will be easy and uncomplicated. Then he's assigned the case of the Doomsday Killer. Mysterious people are arriving with people with a date and time and a coffin. These murders appear to have no connection with each other and as Will digs things get stranger. It's not a bad story, but there's some serious handwaving going on, why the Library was moved to the US in 1947, post war there was no real reason for this, the UK would have held on to that more tenaciously. The end did want me to keep looking for the series though, the whole story could be interesting, though the amero-centrism may make me very cranky by the time I get further on.