The following are a list of chronological events that pre-date the start of the series.
- Donald Lydecker is born.
- Donald Lydecker enlisted in the army. He would see action in Panama, Kuwait, and Somalia.
Logan Cale is born.
- Donald Lydecker see action in Panama.
- Donald Lydecker's wife dies under mysterious circumstances.
- Donald Lydecker buys an ADAP (alchohol and drug abuse program) form.
- Transgenic X5-452 is born.