Sixteen years after being abducted by her father, Meredith Simon boards a flight from Paris to New York. She is 24 and the daughter of Patrick Simon, a fugitive wanted in connection with crimes across two continents, and a conspiracy icon hailed by some as the architect of a new method for producing hydrogen fuel. In just two decades, hydrogen has fast replaced conventional fossil fuels to become the main source of electric power in the United States and other countries around the world. Waiting at the airport in New York is Agent Hanna Corsica of the FBI Missing Persons unit. She has been assigned to interview Meredith about the circumstances of her alleged kidnapping. After retiring to a nearby safehouse, Agent Corsica must speedily sift through doubt and evidence to discern if Meredith can be trusted. With pressure mounting from beyond the safehouse walls, Agent Corsica is compelled to test the strength of the Simon's implausible tale, the implications of which reach to the highest echelons of power.