When Jeremy Heston moves into his new home at the Rocky Mountain Mental Health Institute, he believes everything is going as planned. Here he meets doctors interested in helping him recover from his supposed mental illness, despite his belief that he is still in charge of his own fate.
As he settles into his new life, Jeremy receives a visit from an old friend and learns disturbing truths that throw his grand scheme out the window. Devoted to escaping the institute, Jeremy dedicates every day to finding a way out, and even receives help from an unlikely companion.
The world has moved on since Jeremy was removed from society for his violent actions two years earlier. Filled with doubt about the effects of his experiment, Jeremy decides to test uncharted territory by moving to the final step of any good psychological experiment: replication.