When a thief strikes at Tower Prep, Ian discovers that he's been framed for the theft. With time running out until his trial and inevitable exile to West Campus, Ian and his friends try to locate the real thief and bring him to justice.
Ian realizes that Coach History is connected to the Gnomes, and joins the Buffer team to learn what Coach History knows. However, Ian soon becomes too involved in the game, and is forced to change between winning or rescuing his friends.
While writing a book report about The Odyssey, Ian discovers notes about how to escape Tower Prep, written by a former student named Norman. While on his quest to follow the clues, Ian encounters students similar to the creatures in the book.
As Gabe decides to run for class president after one of the candidates gets sick, an epidemic of weakness and power loss sweeps across the school, targeting Gabe's friends as well as other students. With time running out, an infected Ian has no choice but to seek out the Tower Prep authorities for treatment.