Jason Starr is an agent with the CIA.
This is certainly one of the strangest premises for a series in the whole compendium. Jason Starr is a genius programmer, holder of two PhD’s and a Masters degree, happily living in California with a successful career and a good life. He is approached by the government, not named as such but almost certainly the CIA, to help with a project called Hysteria. Reluctantly he agrees and is suddenly in the military with the rank of Colonel, working on a very hush-hush assignment.
The strangeness occurs when the project goes haywire and Starr is suddenly let go. But his mind starts playing tricks on him. Glimpses of other times and occurrences that may not have happened start to plague him. Even as he wonders about his sanity, he is approached by a man calling himself Adam Cyber; a man from "tomorrow".
The future described by Cyber is an incredibly bleak and desperate one, a world that would not be wished for by any sane man. To stop the world from the changes that will bring this horrific result, he has traveled and he hopes, by teaming with Starr, he can prevent it. His presence, though, and the connection he has with Starr begins a series of incredible occurrences that cause numerous authorities to go on the hunt for Starr. Starr soon learns that changing the future can be hard if it looks like you will not soon have one.
Is Cyber really there or just in his mind. In either case, does he truly exist or is he just Starr's unbalance taking 'shape'? Is the time travel the truth, as unbelievable as it seems, a manifestation of Starr’s mental problems, or someone’s strange idea of a con. Whichever it is, Starr soon learns that what he and Cyber find out about conspiracies can get him really dead. For real.