Sam’s Birthday puts Kiera on the path to an emotional meltdown which triggers an internal diagnostic within Kiera’s CMR that forces her to deal with her loss or lose her tech abilities. Meanwhile, Kiera becomes the target of a department mole hunt, when Dillon is ousted and Escher installs Nora Masters as his puppet.
Inspector Kiera Cameron loses everything she has and finds herself on a new mission when she and eight dangerous terrorists are transported from their time in 2077 back to 2012 during the terrorist’s attempt to escape execution. She takes on a new identity and joins the Vancouver Police Department in order to stop the terrorists’ reign of violence. Along the way, she befriends Alec Sadler, the 17 year old who will one day grow up to create the technology her world is built upon.
Kagame’s return begins with a reset of Liber8’s agenda, away from violence and towards blending into the community. But there may be a glitch – there is the possibility that if their ancestors living in this time are murdered, they might cease to exist. A test of this theory is devised with Kiera and her grandmother as the guinea pigs.
Kiera and Carlos’s reunion is a bumpy one as they attempt to thwart Liber8’s brazen hijacking of a prison transfer. Meanwhile, Kellog approaches Alec with an enticing partnership proposition. The young genius is tempted, but will it lead him down a dark path?
While accompanying Carlos on a routine investigation of a farmer who purchased large quantities of ammonium nitrate, a fertilizer used in explosives and agriculture, Kiera discovers that the farm is actually the home of Alec. What seemed like a routine check quickly escalates into a tense standoff.
Kagame pursues the first step of his new agenda – winning over the intellectuals and the grassroots dissenters. When Liber8 kidnaps the CEO of a major corporation, Kiera and Carlos must race an actual ticking clock to save the CEO from public punishment.
When Kiera and Carlos investigate two mysterious murder-suicides, they quickly realize that both may be the result of a lethal computer program turning video game programmers into killers.
Kiera must race against the clock when she realizes that in her timeline, today is the day that terrorists bomb a building killing hundreds of innocent people. As she tries to stop the imminent bombing, Liber8 kidnaps her trusty sidekick Alec after he realizes his stepbrother Julian is under their sway.
Kiera tries to find the members of Liber8 before they do more damage. Her attempts are hindered when her cover is blown and her partner on the VPD, Carlos Fonnegra, arrests her. But when she discovers Liber8’s plan to attempt to get back to 2077, she has to escape and possibly ally herself with her sworn enemies to get back home.
It appears another time traveler has arrived in 2013 when the CMR network “pings” a brief connection with another CPS suit. Kiera’s pursuit of the traveler leads her to her old partner, Elena – but also draws unwanted Liber8 attention, and dangerous scrutiny from Gardiner of Kiera’s every move.
The high-stakes Union Election gives Kiera her first taste of contemporary political intrigue. But issues of trust and loyalty come up for Kiera as evidence points to Carlos in the death of an investigative reporter. Kiera will learn firsthand the lengths a person will go to get elected.
Kiera and Carlos discover that a Juror on Julian’s trial has been compromised and must race to protect his family from a Liber8 plot. Alec is torn between telling the truth at his brother’s trial or protecting his mother. Emily reveals she is more than just a pretty face.
A scientist who is working on developing a source of clean energy is found murdered. The list of suspects leads Kiera on a journey that takes her to a precarious place – deciding between the right thing to do and the preservation of the future.
Kiera resurfaces after the mayor is killed in a brazen assassination. She reunites with Carlos to solve the murder and also tries to reconnect with Alec, who has changed since reading the message from his future self.
Alec is injured in a car accident while joyriding with his friends who are intoxicated on a dangerous new drug sweeping the streets. Kiera recognizes this new poison as a drug from her future and deduces that Liber8 is responsible for putting it on the streets. Julian’s mother visits him in prison, awakening his desire to take the fight in a new direction.
Kiera and Carlos investigate a series of mysterious murders in which victims have been drained of endocrine fluid only to discover that the crimes were committed by Liber8 in an effort to save Travis, their leader. Kellog tries to make a truce with Kiera by delivering her a gift, one that could cost her and Carlos their lives and will lead to Kellog’s expulsion from Liber8.
Kiera must use her knowledge of the future to stop a serial killer while keeping a curious Carlos in the dark about the truth behind her uncanny insights.