A tabloid reporter, Harrison Kass, travels to a sleepy little town in western Oklahoma to dig up an amazing legend. Well, quotes about one, anyway. What he finds is more than he bargains for. Adam Moor, the town patriarch, has a secret. All of Harry's prying dislodges the secret and Adam vows to convert Harry into a Citizen – a parasitic infection that will take over his mind and body. Tara Roberts, the local vet, comes to his rescue and helps Harry survive infection. They must find the only man on record who knows how to free Harry from his condition before he succumbs to the Turning and becomes another of Adam's mindless minions.