Adrian Blake, trapped in a mountain cave, surrounded by a raging war, fears his exciting and adventurous life is almost at an end. The goddess Ishtar appears before him and offers to save him in exchange for his love. Rejecting her advances and safely returning home, Adrian discovers that his fiancée is missing. Realizing that Ishtar has cursed him, Adrian searches ancient scrolls to invoke the goddess to help him find Sophia. Instead, Ishtar challenges him to go back in history to Pompeii in the year 79 A.D. and win the love and trust of Sophia, as a complete stranger. Adrian must race against time - he is aware that Mount Vesuvius is destined to erupt in just 4 days. Overcoming numerous obstacles, Adrian must act quickly to save Sophia and himself before all is lost.
Robert Etienne, archaeologist, correspondent of the Institut, Emeritus Professor of the University of Bordeaux III
Florence Dupont, professor of Latin at the University Paris VII, research assistant at the C.N.R.S., Hélène Dessales, archaeologist, senior lecturer at the University Paris I, Jean‑Pierre Adam, director of the Institut de Recherche sur l'Architecture Antique, C.N.R.S.