Hesketh is a man with a background in anthropology and an affinity for languages. He works for a company that investigates corporate fraud. He also has Aspergers syndrome and works hard to interpret interpersonal relationships. Folding complicated origami figures is his hobby, and he frequently visualizes folding figures to calm himself. He recently ended a relationship with a woman named Kaitlin, but what he seems to miss most is being the father figure for her son Freddy.
Hesketh is traveling around the globe investigating a series of whistleblowing cases that seem oddly similar. After exposing fraud in their companies, each whistleblower attempts suicide. As he digs deeper, Hesketh uncovers other similarities, like an intense craving for salt, and reports involving fairies, djinn, and other mythical creatures in different cultures.
While Hesketh tried to piece together the mystery of the reluctant whistleblowers, a strange phenomena is happening around the world: previously well-behaved children are killing their family members, with no apparent provocation and no remorse. Hesketh feels like the situations must somehow be connected. Can he find out what is going on before its too late? Will Freddy be lost to the madness? Is there anything anyone can do?