Twenty four years ago, Carol Hillary was abducted by a mysterious alien presence at the remote Spruce Lake, near Thornbury in up-state New York. Six weeks later, she discovered she was pregnant. But this was to be no ordinary child. As an eight year old under the influence of an alien power that he could not control, Mark Hillary created an inferno in his own home, which claimed the life of his mother. Now at the age of twenty four, Mark is determined to find his roots. His search brings him to quiet Thornbury where he discovers the town Sheriff was a childhood friend of his mother, but the Sheriff denies any knowledge of Mark's roots. As he sets about a new life in this quiet town, the stillness of nearby Spruce Lake is broken once again.