Dr. Victor Equerry is an experienced virologist, contracted to the CDC. He's been tasked to create a serum which will render all humanity immune to viral infection and disease. It's a lofty goal and one he is making headway on. That is, until the mornng the FBI raids the facility and accuses him of manufacturing bioweapons. Interrupted in the process of performing animal trials, Victor believes the unannounced raiders are foreign agents and injects himself with the serum rather than have it fall into the wrong hands.
The metabolic and physical changes which develop over a short period of time cause Victor to be kidnapped by unknown agents, escape, and die; several times. The serum's unheard of healing powers make him that much more of a target. Being able to physically absorb your attacker and walk through walls also have their attraction. Soon he is on the run with his lab assistant, an old girlfriend and her nightclub crew. Meanwhile, his wife and children think he has died in a fiery car wreck and he wants them to continue believing so as to not have them dragged into the ordeal.
Rural south Georgia hasn't seen this much action since the days of moonshiners and revenuers.