HeNRI and the military are trying to track down the rest of the Beta Suit worn by Annie Trotter when she was killed in a live-fire weapons test. With only an aerial photograph to go on, they're watching Moon Lake closely to see if Julie will return there.
Dillon Murphy, park ranger and Annie Trotter's boyfriend, learns of her death in connection to her work at HeNRI. Observing the military converging on Julie's truck near Moon Lake, he decides to investigate himself. But the strange substance that has bonded to Julie's body is very mood-reactive. It permits peaceful contact, but the military is far from peaceful.