Charon is dead, and though General Wharington's team has deleted all the electronic copies of him, one problem remains: Alpha. Indistinguishable from a woman, Alpha has superhuman capabilities and Wharington's superiors want her dismantled and studied but he believes her behavior is becoming more human. Is she developing emotions, or just learning to counterfeit them?
When Lucas, a mysterious fugitive, seeks refuge in her bungalow, journalist Sydney McBride agrees to let him pose as her boyfriend in hopes of gaining his confidence. They uncover an astounding conspiracy when a terrorist organization plans nightmarish demonstrations of its virulent form of bio toxin.