Did a spaceship crash in the New Mexico desert? Has the government told all it knows? Have extraterrestrials visited Earth? Finding the answers to these questions becomes imperative for Robert Clark.
Content with his placid life, Robert Clark expects to teach school uneventfully until he retires. Then cancer strikes his wife, Molly. After she has exhausted every available treatment, he takes her on what may be their final vacation together. But in a small New Mexico town near Roswell, Molly collapses. Clark admits her to the local hospital where he stumbles upon rumors of patients who have made sudden, mysterious recoveries. The doctors deny such things ever happened.
One night Robert hears noises from the room next door. The next morning the patient is gone, said to have walked out of the hospital on her own. Was she cured? If so, how? As Molly's health deteriorates, Robert is thrown into a frantic search for a wild card that may be her last hope --- or a waste of precious time. The chase leads him to the tops of mountains and the depths of the earth and to fantastic rumors tied to the Roswell legend. As he overcomes obstacles and smoke screens, threats and pursuit, he finds himself doing things he never dreamed he could do.