Set against the backdrop of student unrest in 1969, JD, a new bartender at historic Cold Spring Tavern in the mountains high above the old mission town of Santa Barbara is befriended by a man everyone knows simply as Timer; a cowboy of indeterminate age who works at the largest dude ranch in the valley. But their friendship becomes threatened when TimerÍs mysterious past emerges and JD must decide whether or not he can believe the incredible details of a story the cowboy has told him. As JD wrestles with his doubt, a beautiful art student enters his life with a dark secret of her own. Spanning over one hundred years of American history including The Civil War, California Gold Rush and the wild prairie justice of the Texas Rangers, ñTimerî explores a character who is simple, yet remarkably wise beyond his years. As the relationship unfolds between JD and Timer, they will be confronted by choices which, if carried to their conclusion, must challenge each manÍs trust, integrity and courage.