A mysterious contact of Adam's has him send Brennan and Jesse in to intercept a military officer named Gaumont from stealing a laser defense system. They fail, and Jesse gets a whiff of gas that destablizes his molecular structure when he phases. Gaumont takes a nuclear power plant hostage and threatens to blow it up if the U.S. government doesn't offer recompense for his dead soldiers. Mutant X has to go in without Jesse, who tries to help them disarm the bomb from a distance. It's all a set-up by Gaumont, who needs Jesse to phase into the core and pull out a vital element that he plans to sell. Jesse eventually shows up and with the help of a technician gets into the core. The technician is working for Gaumont. They leave with the critical element but Jesse pulls himself together, uses an EMP pulse to shut down the defense control system, and he confronts Gaumont and the woman who get fried by the rogue laser drones.
Copyright 2002 Steve Crow