All is not what it appears in the seemingly perfect community of Austin Valley. A long-kept lie begins to unravel as an unsuspecting teenager named Em Fuller begins to learn the sinister truth of what lies beneath her town’s perfect façade. Em is a Defect–one of the unfortunate Dream Travelers not gifted with a psychic power.
FBI agent Jim Castle and his partner are in the gorge looking for Ace Goodall, a deranged abortion clinic bomber. Ace, accompanied by a fragile young woman, is suffering visions that guide his murderous behavior. An accident during the manhunt releases a long-hidden species to the world.