NorBAC must unravel a genetic mystery when fish bred in an East Coast fish farm start exhibiting unexpected and dangerous mutations. Furthermore, a number of kids in an East Coast village are becoming ill; could deadly radiation be leaking into the Ocean?
The team continues to work on a promising anti-parasitic drug after a spike in Arkansas’ suicide rates is traced to worms brought into the state on the winds of hurricane Katrina.
Caroline is in Washington being briefed about a new looming crisis – an entire National Guard unit has fallen unconscious and can’t be woken up. The illness resembles encephalitis lethargica, but the patients aren’t responding to usual treatments. The U.S. military suspects the illness is the work of a radical Muslim group.
Meanwhile, Jill is released from quarantine and quickly sent home to rest.