The Flock is headed towards Washington, D. C. , where they hope to find the answers to their origins. However, after Fang is gravely injured by Ari, a seven-year-old Eraser who once had a relation with the Flock, and taken to a hospital, the Flock is housed by an FBI agent named Anne Walker on the agreement that she is allowed to examine them "at a distance. " The Flock enjoys a rare period of peace, even attending a private school, which is later discovered to have been a former insane asylum. Life is good to them then, as Max sees it, but they happen to be seeing Erasers often, and the relationships between Max and Sam, and Fang and Lissa (whom Max refers to as "The Red Haired Wonder"), begin to cause tensions within the Flock. After Iggy and the Gasman set off stink bombs in the school, the Flock was 'grounded'. After Max overheard the television, she found Iggy's parents and met up with his long lost parents, where he decided to stay there. He later returns to the flock after he finds out his parents wanted to make money off of him. An ordeal at their school, during which Max is attacked by teachers with Tasers, results in the Flock fleeing the school. Angel then suggests that they go to Florida, and for lack of a better plan, Max agrees. Later on, the Flock learns that a multi-national corporation named Itex is plotting to destroy the world, based on what Angel overheard when she was kidnapped back at the School, and is also tracking the Flock's movements. Earlier, Anne had revealed herself as Jeb's boss, therefore also a member of the lab that created the Flock, and seeks to capture them again. Max was captured in a hotel called Twilight Inn shortly after and is replaced by a clone of herself, Max II. Max was then captured and placed in an isolation tank in which she lost her senses. Max was temporarily brought out by Jeb, Ari's father, as he briefly explained the situation to Max before he was caught and had to leave the room, while Max was sent back into the isolation tank. Soon after, she escapes by playing dead. Afterward, Max faces Max II, and learns she is destined to either destroy Max II or have Max II kill her. However, she proves she is stronger by not killing the clone, saying to the scientists, "I'm stronger, because I'm not going to kill this girl for you. I won't sink to your pathetic level. " The Gasman then sets a bomb that blew the basement floor and they escaped, ending the book.
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