After not knowing Fox Mulder's whereabouts for the last year, A.D. Skinner and Agent Scully learn he is being held for the murder of a military man he couldn't possibly have killed: Knowle Rohrer, one of the government's secret super soldiers. With Skinner acting as Mulder's defence, people who Mulder has dealings with during his last nine years as an FBI agent testify on his behalf. But the military tribunal isn't interested in the truth. When an unexpected person comes to Mulder's rescue, Mulder refuses to slip north over the border to safety. Instead, he heads southwest to the Anasazi ruins of New Mexico seeking a mysterious wise man whom the Indians call The Keeper of the Truth.