An explosive election campaign sets off a dangerous crisis in the strange world of the Simes and Gens. Laneff Farris grew up believing she had not inherited any of the special talents or strengths of the Farris family mutation. Yet she did inherit the idealism, the aspiration to unite humanity. Through science, she has almost found a way. But a storm of politics complete with secret factions and frightful conspiracies sweeps her into an underworld where the line between Science and Magic blurs.
Should she follow the gorgeous but enigmatic man who rescues her from a mob and the law? Should she turn back to the masterful, charismatic man she had once trusted? Or should she forge out into a new direction and take humanity with her?