Six months after the incident with Douglas Pickering, Jacob and Robert gathered a group of dependable friends to help investigate the strange and the paranormal while David and Kelsey fled undercover to hide from Douglas and his mysterious compatriots.
At the first meeting of this group, Jacob received a phone call from one Irene LeMond, who had heard about the Pickering case and hoped Jacob and Robert and company could provide similar assistance to her. Her son, Paul, was missing, and absolutely no one was willing to help. In desperation she offered a large sum of money and transport to New York, where she and Paul lived.
While the rest of the crew was skeptical of Irene’s claims that Paul was psychic, Jacob and Robert were more concerned that they’d be no more help than the authorities. But the promise of ready money was tempting, and the group set out for New York.
Arriving just outside Manhattan, the group learned that Paul had been growing in popularity due to the alarming accuracy of his channeling and predictions. They at first began investigating Paul’s manager, Herbert Whitefield. In the process, however, they were approached by a man claiming to be an insurance investigator, but who seemed to be wearing a fake beard.
The group split up, with Chris choosing to shadow the insurance investigator, while the rest looked up on various leads and met with Herbert’s Secretary after work. She revealed her own suspicions of Herbert’s role in Paul’s disappearance, and gave them a key to Herbert’s office.
Meanwhile, Chris reported back that he’d followed the investigator and found the apartment he was using. While some went back to check out the apartment, the rest went to Whitefield’s office.
Inside the investigator’s apartment, the group discovered a startling projection of some sort of being with crablike claws, which while startling proved not to be dangerous. Of more importance were the evidence that they investigator had been following Paul for a long time, along with a partially translated copy of something called “The Pnakotic Manuscripts.” Taking both the paper, English translation and the original book, written on some sort of metal plates, they headed back to meet with their compatriots.
Meanwhile, at Herbert’s office they found evidence that he’d had Paul committed to an asylumn under a false name out of fear that his psychic gifts had caused a nervous breakdown. Before they could leave, however, a mysterious man (they suspected the investigator after the fact) attempted a drive by shooting and in the exchange of gunfire Rob took a bullet in the leg.
Rushing him back to Irene’s the group finally headed to get Paul out of the Aslyum, but discovered to their surprise the master of disguise insurance investigator was there already trying to strangle him. Jacob stepped forward and swung a punch, hitting the man so hard he accidentally killed him. After dealing with the police and freeing Paul, they returned to Irene, who offered to keep them on retainer if they would help her interpret Paul’s visions.
With Chris the only member of the group to have avoided seeing anything paranormal, the group agreed and has been working for Irene ever since.