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October 3, 1954: Leaping into Sam Beederman, a mental patient who is suffering from acute depression, Sam receives an overloaded electroshock treatment, which causes his Swiss-cheesed memory to be replaced by personae from previous Leaps, all of which occurred on future dates. Al, finding himself visible to the mentally absent, must try to complete Sam's mission, and convince him to take another shock treatment, in order to leap Sam out before contact is lost forever.moreless
May 12, 1971: "Just think of someplace far away" is the advice Sam hears as he leaps into Jesus Ortega, a Cuban-American being strapped into an electric chair. A last-second stay of execution gives Sam just forty-eight hours to either prove himself innocent or fulfill his mission so that he can leap before the Big Switch is pulled, but the hardest part of this mission will be figuring out the real reason for his leap.moreless
October 31, 1964: Things do more than go bump in the night when Sam leaps into Joshua Rey, a horror novelist, on Halloween. Although Ziggy claims he's there to prevent the death of a church deacon, things go awry when a string of people connected to Joshua suddenly begin to die under very strange circumstances.moreless
April 7, 1970: As a Navy SEAL in his own brother's squad, Sam must determine whether he is there to save Tom's life or ensure the success of the mission on which his brother was killed. Sam also finds that he could have changed another life closer to home, if only he'd known...moreless
November 25, 1969: As himself at the age of 16, Sam experiences an emotional leap when has the opportunity to both win the high school basketball championship and save his family from their sad fates.