The Three Investigators have DONE IT AGAIN. Brian Tanner of same has DISAPPEARED. AGAIN. and Susie and Jeremy have to argue with each other about whether to tell the adults. From checking on the Mason Maul Shippers warehouse that Brian was supposedly surveilling, to a smelting foundry where Brian was last known to lurk, to interfering on the Russian ship Svetlana when Feedback of the Freakshow tries to rob it, this goes about as squirrelly as every other time the Three Investigators decide to ignore protocol.
With an unusual break-in to a concealed SAFEGUARD lab, a strange field ‘silencing’ the Vault, and Loki being unwilling to talk to anyone except Thunderstrike … Safeguard and Wyldfire must team up to unravel the puzzle of who or what is behind the thefts, and what has happened to Jeremy Ballard, Brian Tanner and Susie Dolfin when they were abducted while trying to stop the theft in Metropolis?
With Loki detained, he gives the heroes information that leads them to a location in the New Mexico Mesa Verde region where a hidden AIM base is. Loki doesn’t know the exact location, he only knows it is in in the Coyote Canyon area.
The heroes must deal with the inhabitants of the AIM base to recover the kids and all the stolen items.
While rooting out Mr. Sinister's minions on the other side of the Canadian I.I. base, SAFEGUARD and Wyldfire rescue Mr. Freeze and get a small hint of what happened to long-missing Wyldfire member Feral . More importantly, they fight Marauders: plastic combat droids created by Sinister.
The initiating events of Harvest of Dust were a feint to draw away the Gironde School's toughest defenders so that Infinity Inc could harvest metahuman subjects which Simon Arkangel wishes to add to his various projects.
What evil did not plan on was that the students at the Gironde School are taught four rules above all else:
And for seven particular students at this "School for Gifted and Special Needs Students", the admonishment to "do what you can" covers quite a lot of possibility!