Dr. Sally Grissom
A brilliant, charismatic scientist from the future. After an accident with her Higgs Inhibitor Array in the year 20█, Sally finds herself in a world that is not her own: America, 1943. Highly opinionated and always ready to make a pop culture reference none of her pre-millennial friends would understand, Sally sticks out like a sore thumb in any group she’s in. Determined to solve time travel and save the world, Sally is the physicist trapped in the past that any of us would want to be.
Dedicated to his wife Helen, but blind to the way his career stresses their marriage, Anthony Partridge runs the Predictive Mechanics division of ODAR. A man who prides himself on being the smartest guy in the room–because he invariably is–Anthony was only a high school math teacher before discovering how to predict the future with math. Used to being hailed as one of the greatest scientific minds of this century or the last, he bristles at the thought that Sally Grissom and her Timepiece are pushing him out of the spotlight.
Esther is an enigma. She’s an ambitious young woman with an icy stare fixed on her goal as much as she is your delightful best friend. Esther doesn’t like to acknowledge this contradiction with herself, but that isn’t a strike against her–it’s symbolic of the amount of effort she puts into maintaining both of those identities simultaneously. But as Jack, her closest friend, begins to pull away, she’s going to have to make a choice.
Ornery lab partner of Esther Roberts. She makes the plans–he just builds them. Since he began working at ODAR he’s seen some incredible things, but time travel? That might be a bridge too far. He’s no skeptic–he’s checked his math too many times–but he worries that some boxes should be left unopened.
Chet is a boy scout’s boy scout. Dilligent and loyal, he quickly rose through the ranks to become Bill Donovan’s right hand man after the Project Rainbow incident. He doesn’t understand how any of this sci-fi nonsense works, but he’ll be damned before he lets any of it get into the wrong hands.
William "Wild Bill" Donovan
Bill Donovan was a war hero and an spy genius. He laid the foundations for America to become the intelligence powerhouse it is today. And then, after Sally Grissom fell into his lap, he realized that rewriting the past is even better than knowing it. But at the end of the day, at least he’s still on our side, right?
Veteran. Journalist. Professor. Investigator. Lou never expected to get tangled up in secret time travel conspiracies, but when his friend David Marian goes off for training and disappears without a trace, Lou's just the guy to get to the bottom of it, even if that means digging up all the dirt on top first.
Analyst. Archivist. Estranged lover. Bridget thought she'd escaped the orbit of Esther Roberts for good, but Esther's never been one to leave a brilliant analytical and ethical mind on the bench for long. Now thoroughly entrenched in the activities of a shadowy government organization, Bridget's the one who thought to bring a flashlight.
Petra (Plasticity Subject #29)
One of only two surviving test subjects in an experiment to create an army of Butterfly-Syndrome-immune soldiers, Petra walks the world to the beat of a drummer like none other. She's adrift, living through history but never feeling like a part of it. But in a position like hers, it's only a matter of time.