Matt Strong, a high school biology teacher in a small New Hampshire town is stunned when people from the town start dying of a mysterious ailment. They're fine when in the town, but get sick and soon die horribly when they venture away.
As more deaths occur, he gets the CDC and other government agencies involved in his investigation. Meanwhile clandestine government forces are using deadly force to stop Matt, and his friends, from reaching the truth-a nearby secret facility is testing a new energy force and polluting the town water with a lethal pathogen accidently resurrected from the dawn of time.
His girlfriend is kidnapped and disappears. Matt is forced to go underground, infiltrating the Pentagon and crashing a presidential press conference to reveal the deadly details.