The world economy is on the verge of collapse, Dagny Taggart and discovers what could be a response to an energy crisis. The unemployment rate reached 24%. The gas price is greater than ever. Railroads are the main means of transport. Genius creators, from artists to industrialists, begin to disappear mysteriously. Revelation of Taggart, CEO of Taggart Transcontinental, is a prototype engine that feeds from static, but if it fails to find the creator of the engine, the discovery is futile. Dagny enters a race against time to prevent the engine to be stopped permanently planet.