After 200 years of sterilization & cloning, the masses are becoming pregnant again--spontaneously--regardless of gender or age.
When the parasite begins squirming in Katia’s gut, the sixteen-year-old clone should submit to the so-called treatment of the militant Doctors. But obedient little clones who enter quarantine never come out. Chasing a rumor about a rebel safehouse, Katia meets a charming infected boy.
Adam reveals the truth: their parasites are actually human babies. Like Katia, nature is fighting against man’s effort to control her. The rebels devise an insane plan to accelerate the process. They intend to infect every man, woman, and child on Earth with the Freeborn babies the Doctors are seeking to destroy.
With Adam by her side and a gun in her hand, Katia slowly learns what it's like for a clone to feel real. But her newfound capacity for fear, love, courage, and hate only complicates her critical role in the mission. What initially felt like the right thing to do, begins to feel like another form of control. With the deadline and her due date imminent, Katia must weigh her own desires against the fate of ten billion strangers.
The key to humanity's freedom has been growing inside her all along.
But it wants out.