An alien crashes deep into the oil fields of New Mexico with a mission: he has eight hours to find the one woman on earth who can save his species. Together they discover that in order to save his world, they must first save ours.
After the shocking discovery that The Mission is far more complex and dangerous than he believed, and the only human who can guide him abandons him to protect her family and her sanity, Faraday must go it alone, unaware that he's suddenly on the radar of a CIA agent.
After a series of shocking events, Justin finally accepts that Faraday's mission is indeed the next step towards her own long-abandoned dream. With the addition of a wild card risk assessor, they finally embark on the journey that takes them further than they ever imagined.
Secrets are revealed when Faraday, Justin and Hatch are thrust into the billion-dollar, cutthroat world of Big Tech. Hatch and his sister Edie reconnect over the machine after years of bitter estrangement. The CIA tightens its grip as Faraday comes face to face with a consequence of becoming human.
Faraday is staggered to discover he's unable to decipher Newton's blueprint for the machine. The mission grinds to a halt until Faraday discovers long buried truths about the relationship between earth and his home planet of Anthea.
In what we would call a love letter to his wife on Anthea, Faraday shares with her the complexities of becoming human.
With the weight of the CIA bearing down on them, Faraday and Justin decide that going public is their only shot at survival. They hatch a desperate plan to save the machine and ensure the safety of Justin's family, even as Justin's faith in Faraday is threatened.
A wild shootout leaves the entire group in the hands of a rogue CIA operative obsessed with uncovering Faraday's true identity.
Faraday and Justin must battle with rogue CIA operative Spencer Clay for their very lives.
The epic finale, when all secrets are revealed, only to be replaced by deeper mysteries.