Strange Times is the sequel to Variation Seven, the book that began The Traveler Series. Travelers are the men and women who possess timebands -- cybernetic devices that allow the wearer to travel in time and change history. There are only twelve timebands and twelve Travelers, and those individuals have divided themselves into two rival factions, each with a different view of what the destiny of mankind should be. One group is attempting to steer humanity toward a bright future where it colonizes the stars, and the other is determined to work toward the extinction of the human race before it can infest the galaxy like spreading plague.
Ruthie Terwilliger is now happily married to her teammate Miles, but on a battlefield in Pennsylvania, Miles is shot and seriously wounded. Ruthie must find help to save her husband's life, and help comes from a most unexpected source -- a mysterious woman in white, someone who can apparently travel in time without the use of a timeband.