Teenagers Lenny and Saline travel independently to their old home in Washington – Saline, with a mysterious Christian group, and, Lenny, desperately in the footsteps of his older sister. What they find on their individual journeys will change not just their lives forever, but the world as they know it. Meanwhile, their stepbrother, Dustin, is about to discover a secret that society can no longer hide, a secret that might cost everyone around him their lives.
IN BLACKNESS: THE REINVENTION OF MAN
The aliens have returned and we’ve offered them…our flesh.
San Pedro has been gutted from the invasion, physically and emotionally. It is a time of deep unrest spurred by a lack of government transparency about the invasion. Dustin, Lenny, and Saline know their father is part of the conspiracy but before that even matters they have to save themselves.
If Lenny and Saline want to live they must complete the missions assigned to them by aliens.
Once on their respective journeys, Lenny meets Michaela. She is visceral and determined to help Lenny, but why she will go to no end to do so will put them in grave danger. Saline, on the other hand, teams up with a young boy who is also the only person to see on board the alien ship. What he says about the ship is riveting and frightening even beyond her wildest ideas of it.
Meanwhile, Dustin remains home preparing for San Pedro’s apparent collapse when he discovers something that could either ruin him or help him through this trying time—his father’s secret stash of living, alien flesh.