In the very near future . . .a progressive struggles against a newly elected totalitarian regime in America - at tremendous personal cost. While the country moves to the far right and sacrifices freedom for security, a small cadre of "old slow guys" in a bucolic Northern California town peacefully take over their local government to see their visions of peace, tolerance, and harmony become the law of their small land.But even as their cherished principles blossom in the village, dark clouds of oppression gather over their beloved nation. Their leader soon finds himself sentenced to die for a televised accident.His gripping last 24 hours is conveyed in his own voice - one rich with suspense, reflection, incisive wit and lush narrative. Beliefs are tested and honor challenged while the minutes inexorably tick away to the final decision, reducing his life to A MATTER OF TIME.