With new members and peace on other fronts, it's time to get back to old business (that would help strengthen the team for the coming war with The Black Shroud, as well), so Colt gets the order-bring in Rad. But when both the hunter and her quarry are pulled into yet another scheme of the mad Dr. Pretorius, all hell breaks loose. Soon, half of Orlando is in flames and a school full of orphans is threatened as a Who's Who of Florida paranormals turn out to fight a mutant creation of Pretorius. In the end, the menace is quelled-yet Colt is injured, and despite a noble effort by Rad (that none of the heroes can see) a little girl dies. Blamed for the tradgedy, Rad is now written of as hopeless.