A blinding flash of white light fills the sky above the French Polynesian islands. Giant footsteps plow an ominous path through miles of Panamanian forests and beaches. Ships off the U.S. coast capsize, dragged into a rolling sea where they are instantly demolished. This incessant, inexplicable destruction is heading toward New York. Far away, nuclear scientist Nick Tatopoulos is called upon for the greatest project of his life--to help the United States track the beast behind these mysterious disasters. As Nick begins his investigation, the enormous creature descends upon New York City, causing complete chaos. The army mobilizes its troops to attack, but the monster disappears. Phillipe Roche, an insurance investigator, leads the team assessing the destruction left in the creature's wake. While the two teams have their own agendas, they find they must join forces to unravel the mystery behind the incredible creature and stop him before it is too late.