MULDER AND SCULLY CHASE A MYSTERIOUS TRUCK ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN SEARCH OF AN ALIEN BODY -- AND DISCOVER TREACHERY WHERE THEY LEAST EXPECTED IT.
Betrayal lurks on every hand as Mulder and Scully pursue a truck with a strange cargo from Virginia to Washington state, in a chase marked by UFO sightings. Does the truck carry the injured pilot of a UFO shot down over Iraq only days before? Or is it an elaborate hoax, a ruse to mislead and confuse the X-Files team? Scully discovers that she and Mulder are under electronic surveillance, and Mulder learns a painful lesson when his most trusted ally deliberately lies to him. We meet a new set of unconventional allies, however -- the editorial collective of The Lone Gunman conspiracy magazine. Byers, Langly and the sleazy Frohike aid the X-Files team in infiltrating a secret holding facility -- where Mulder discovers a dirty international secret more threatening than a downed UFO.