Twenty-four years ago Carol Hillary was impregnated by an alien presence. Her son, Mark Hillary, was born with the power of a firestarter. As a boy, he couldn't control this power and set fire to his home, burning it down and killing his mother. Now an adult, Mark is determined to find his roots. His search leads him near the town of his birth, and soon the aliens find him. He is sought after by a brutal "specimen gatherer" who wants him for scientific research. An alien scientist with a deep connection to Mark has come to stop him. In the final showdown between these two aliens, Mark finally learns the secret of his birth.