Five Minutes to Midnight takes place in Manhattan in a grim, alternate Earth called "The Night Watch" Universe. It is a world where "Masks" began fighting crime back in the 1930s, but no superhuman powers were ever developed. Here, the Soviet Union never collapsed, and the Cold War is more harsh than ever. And it is about to turn deadly...
When the Soviet Foreign Minister, Vladimir Siminski goes missing days before he is scheduled to speak at an historic UN Summit on nuclear disarmament, the Defense Department calls "The Night Watch" for help. A team of Masks who answer to no one, they soon find themselves caught in a web of intrigue and espionage, battling extremist militia groups and the ticking clock.
Note: The Night Watch Universe is a dark and gritty Iron Age setting. It is not the typical "four-color" or "Saturday morning cartoon" world where the Heroes are always upstanding and good. It is a world of shades of grey. So get ready to get your hands dirty!