This novelization is based on Tim Kring's original drafts of the script for episode one of "Heroes Reborn" and includes content not seen in the TV show. A year after from the fateful events of the Odessa Summit, the world is a very different place. It's certainly no longer friendly for Evolved Humans - or "Evos" who are held responsible for what happened. If the government doesn't find you, there are some tenacious and merciless Evo-hunters out there who will.
When a veteran Federal agent begins investigating the involvement of a ruthless Los Angeles Police Department detective in the death of an Evolved Human, she gets close to uncovering a dangerous truth that could cost him everything: his job, his freedom, maybe even his life.
A well-dressed man is found dead, floating in a New York harbor basin. The drowned man originally hailed from a small town in Alabama and, according to local authorities, died six years ago. The FBI gets involved. Agents Cotton and Decker soon realize that there are more cases like this: affluent criminals who were living under false names and then were murdered. These very names also appear on the list of a witness protection program and Cotton receives a visit from two colleagues who won't tolerate any further Investigation.
New York City. A Chinese woman was brutally murdered and Jeremiah Cotton, a young cop with the NYPD, just can't let go. He suspects that the woman is the victim of a serial killer, but no one believes him and he is taken off the case. While carrying out an unauthorized investigation, Cotton encounters a division of the FBI whose existence no one knows about: the "G-Team". Stubborn and persistent, Cotton asks uncomfortable questions about the mysterious unit - and runs afoul of Special Agent Philippa "Phil" Decker in the process.
"Really terrible writing and bad reading as well."
12:04 AM, New York. An American Airlines flight making its approach to landing. The descent is stopped and the aircraft begins to circle over Manhattan as if it were guided by an invisible hand. - 1:00 AM, G-Team HQ. Agents Jeremiah Cotton and Philippa Decker learn that terrorists have hacked the onboard systems and taken control of the airplane. They are demanding the release of Seif al-Bakkay, a high-level terrorist.
When she jumped off a Ferris wheel in Central Park and survived, Claire Bennet changed the world. Now Evos - Evolved Humans - are exposed.
New York. Hundreds of commuters just barely escape with their lives when an attack on the George Washington Bridge fails. The attempt falls in line with a chain of acts of sabotage that occurred at famous landmarks in the past few weeks. Obviously, someone is targeting prominent structures in New York. What are the perpetrator's objectives? Agents Jeremiah Cotton and Philippa Decker are facing a mystery. Until there is another attack. Right before their eyes. Nearly 1,000 feet above Manhattan - on the Empire State Building.
As the number of Evolved Humans increases, so does the pressure from the governments and people of the world. Father Mauricio begins searching for a way to help all Evos after befriending a troubled teenager who possesses a devastating secret. As a priest, it is Father Mauricio's calling to protect the innocent and this includes the Evos who, by no fault of their own, find their lives and freedom being threatened.
A group of Evolved Humans use their abilities to plan an escape from a detention center for people with very unusual powers.
A nationwide tragedy took away their son, and now they roam the country in search of those they feel were responsible for his death. Their goal is simple: catch and kill.