MASS MURDERS COMMITTED BY SOLID CITIZENS OF FRANKLIN, PENNSYLVANIA, DRAW MULDER AND SCULLY INTO A BAFFLING CASE, WHERE THE ONLY CLUES ARE SMASHED ELECTRONIC APPLIANCES.
A rash of killing sprees by otherwise tame citizens leads Mulder and Scully to a town whose off-the-scale murder rate may be the result of a toxic conspiracy. Mulder cannot fit these otherwise nondescript perpetrators into any serial killer profile he has ever known before. Meanwhile, Scully turns her attention to the bodies, discovering abnormally high levels of adrenaline. Mulder begins to suspect a massive deception when he links the murders to a string of smashed electronic appliances and a new pesticide program. A visit to the Lone Gunman conspiracy experts alerts him to the possibility of government involvement in a bizarre chemical experiment. But in tracking down the next potential mass murderer, Mulder risks his own life in a standoff with a real lone gunman.