A KILLER WHO INFLUENCES PEOPLE WITH HIS MIND PLAYS CAT AND MOUSE GAMES WITH THE FBI, AND ZEROES IN ON MULDER AS A WORTHY OPPONENT.
Was it murder or suicide? A man claims to have committed fourteen "perfect" murders by making them look like suicides, and his confessions include so much crime-scene detail that he convinces the FBI. But when he escapes from custody by mesmerizing a young deputy into driving into the path of an oncoming truck, the agent in charge of the case calls on Agents Mulder and Scully for help. Mulder is convinced that Robert Modell, who calls himself "Pusher", is exerting psychic control over people through his voice. Using his ability to cloud people's minds, Pusher is able to walk freely into the heart of the FBI, seeking an opponent worthy of his mettle. He settles on Oxford-trained Fox Mulder as his adversary, and taunts him by inducing a heart attack in another agent in front of Mulder's own eyes. Scully discovers a deadly secret about Pusher that tells the agents that their quarry has nothing to lose. But just when Mulder thinks he has Pusher trapped, the tables are turned on him and he finds himself in a deadly game, in which the stakes are his and Scully's lives.