|Orbit paperback, 1981. Cover painting by Tim White.|
"Somewhere in New York State is a road, which few know how to find, which goes not to any particular destination but backwards and forwards in time. The traveller on the road can turn off to all times and places, even alternate histories which never happened.
Red Dorakeen has been travelling the Road as far back as he or anyone can remember. A long time ago he walked it as an old man - now, much younger, he is driving his old Dodge pick-up truck, running guns to the Greeks fighting Persian invaders at ancient Marathon.
But someone has put out a contract on Red. His hidden enemy has searched the past and future for a band of assassins to pursue Red wherever the Road may take him."