New viruses are threatening life on earth. Science-wizard teen, Amelia Gideon, discovers their source - and ends up in a heap of trouble.
Sixteen–year-old physics sensation Amelia Gideon wanted to make a difference in the world and entered the NASA Apprentice competition. Beguiled by the attention heaped upon her by a heart-throb judge, she’s ensnared by his easy charm and Amelia’s love-stricken. Too late she learns that the young man she has fallen for is the White Ladder’s prime recruiter. A shadowy organization intent on controlling Earth’s growing population through the spread of viruses.
Enraged, she is blackmailed by the organization with threats to her family and forced to their Washington State’s Red Caves laboratories. Lying to her family and friends about her whereabouts is cruel but it keeps them alive. There, under close supervision by two genetically-altered, handsome yet frightening mentor-guards, Rainier and Aidan Von Voss, she must perfect her work. Desperate not to let the organization gain full control over her lightning-bolt transport technology, she strategizes escape.
Then everything changes when Rainier saves her life. In his arms she feels safe and he declares his love. She must choose: risk everything, including her life by escaping alone, or following her heart by stealing Rainier from the clutches of White Ladder to make a run for it together.