By Javier Castro Lechet
Todo empezó una noche. Aquel instante de terror fue demasiado merciless para un niño. Dani tenía sólo ocho años cuando quedó huérfano, y a partir de entonces su vida no volvió a ser l. a. misma. El destino lo condenó a vivir entre las paredes de un triste orfanato.
Años después, atormentado por los recuerdos, una extraña experiencia lo transporta a l. a. niñez. Todo parece indicar que no ha sido su imaginación, ni tampoco un sueño, pero ¿qué ha pasado realmente?, ¿ha viajado en el tiempo?
Al conocer a Silvia, lo que entiende por realidad cambia, un secreto es desvelado y lo que period un sueño imposible se le revela como los angeles solución para recomponer su vida. ¿Acaso podrá rescatar a su madre de los angeles muerte y cambiar el pasado?
Para averiguarlo, Silvia y Dani tendrán que huir de una organización felony que los persigue implacablemente, un grupo involucrado en un siniestro experimento relacionado con los viajes en el tiempo, y que pretende cambiar el curso de l. a. historia y dominar el mundo.
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