In the year 2077, eight dangerous rebels from the group Liber8, facing execution for an act of terrorism that killed thousands of innocents, manage to avoid execution by escaping into a time jump, transporting themselves from 2077 to 2012. In doing so, however, they also transport Protector Kiera Cameron, a law enforcement officer who tries to intervene and is sucked into the jump too. Soon after her arrival, she gets into contact with, and befriends, young Alec Sadler, the 17-year old who will one day grow up to create the technology that her world is built upon, and who will control future society. One of the terrorists, Lucas Ingram, is arrested soon after their arrival, but the remainder arm themselves and hope to blend into society while carrying out their agenda: to start a war. They begin stealing arms and robbing banks and Kiera, who has lost everything she has, finds herself on a new mission: to hunt down the insurgents. She takes on a new identity and manages to infiltrate and join the Vancouver Police Department, posing as a Portland police officer, and works with local Vancouver officer Carlos Fonnegra to track down the terrorists and stop their reign of violence - beginning with an attack on the local police station that frees Ingram.