Foster and Jordan nearly get blown up by a Gua bomb, but at the last moment they are saved by a mysterious email sent to Eddie. They track the e-mail to a house in Portland, Oregon. Disguised as an Internet server technician, Foster discovers that e-mail was sent by Emily, a bright, ten-year-old girl, who is very sick. Jordan gains the girl's confidence by posing as a counselor from the child study program at Emily's school. Jordan soon discovers that Mabus has made a psychic connection with Emily and in doing so, knows that he will soon pull Jordan into his world in order to save the child.