The Future Present: Part I: It is now life or death for Malcolm, Mary, and John as they face near-impossible odds. They are not just up against Deacon Shaedith, who has all but seized complete control over the United States, but also his army. He is further aided by a powerful dark hybrid spirit known as Black Cloud. All that stands in Shaedith's way is Malcolm, Mary, and John: an American with PTSD, a Canadian with anger issues, and a young ATF student who can carry on a lengthy conversation with a voice in his head. Yes, I agree, it doesn't look good. Restoring things as they used to be is no longer possible; their only chance is to perhaps at least restore some hope. Part II: Two of the worst and most dangerous gangsters from Malcolm's past have him in their crosshairs. With anyone and everyone associated with Malcolm and Mary being targeted, time is running out. With the gangsters demanding access to time travel, our heroes have a bleak choice: alter history for the worse and put absolute power into the hands of evil, or allow themselves to be killed.