What if the most recent political events had not happened as we have been told? And above all, what if things had not been as we remember they were? When Virgil Clyde recovers his memory, he identifies himself as a neurologist hired by the CIA, but his doctors refer to him as Dante Veryl, an expert on religion and politics involved in a conspiracy dating back to World War II and relating to the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. Dante and Virgil must go a hell where the horrors of the immediate history mingle with his own personal demons. Maintaining a delicate balance between reality and fiction, the story weaves a sophisticated and very current plot in which cutting-edge science, religious and political secrets are enigmas that shake hands, revealing the hidden history of the twentieth century that has shaped the world today.