Andy Tremain has a terrifying ability. Using virtual reality, he can create monsters from his unconscious mind. And he's obsessed with dinosaurs. A psychiatrist in the United States promises a cure, but when Andy and his brother and sister realise they are prisoners rather than guests in Dr Kaplan's luxurious desert complex, Andy's dream becomes a nightmare. When his powers change and reality itself begins to shift and tear, Andy is so dangerous that society clearly cannot afford to let him live.
Adam and Callie live in a world recovering from devastating plagues that have killed billions. In their rigid society everyone must be ranked as Leet, Mid or Sub. As High Leets, they enjoy all the privileges that this superior rank can offer. But something is terribly wrong. A scandal is breaking that implicates their famous father, Professor Richard Stillman, in an unthinkable crime: the fabrication of human beings, the Frankenstein monsters of the 21st century. Now Adam and Callie are beginning to wonder about their long-dead brother, David. Was he a victim of the Mardi virus? Or was he a failed experiment?
Callie and Adam, once unquestioned members of the elite class, now find that they must strive to protect the very society that rejects them as fabricants - manufactured genetic beings. They embark upon a perilous journey that will pit them against the scientist who created them in a laboratory - and who now threatens to unleash dreadful weapons to achieve ultimate power.