Geared to the Present is the first adventure in time travel for the beloved Jones Whitman. Positioned with a degree in engineering and the belief that you can achieve whatever you can imagine, he set out to create the first time machine. In 1891 and after seven years of toiling, Jones at 28 years of age with the training he received in China from Master Woo Fang Hung, his degree and the help of his faithful sidekick, Roark, accomplishes the dream.
Committed to marry Emily Fuller at the end of the month, Father Carlini is bound and determined to interfere with the wedding plans. Behind the scenes he schemes to put Jones away for his blasphemy against God through his inventions.
Undeterred, Jones he anxiously approaches his first human trial of the Atomotron when he accidently trips the lever that animates the time machine. He is catapulted into the future 120 years and inadvertently lands in Snohomish, Washington in the year 2012 where he meets Darcy Champagne.
Darcy is a strong woman and soon takes Jones at his word and helps him fix the damaged time machine. Could the serendipitous meeting create consequences across time and space for everyone involved?