Life is about to become much more interesting for Carrie Bloomfield, an eccentric, but brilliant multidisciplinary scientist living in Cambridge, Massachusetts. When a mysterious package from a deceased colleague turns up on her doorstep, she soon discovers that its secrets could lead to techlogies that might revolutionize the world's energy supply. But it seems that a shadowy international corporation kws about the materials, too. They're determined to have it for themselves. And they're t about to allow the law, ethics -- or especially, a quirky scientist -- to stand in their way.