"It?'s not a dead end, Art," said the professor. "It?'s the information you need to know to become who you really are."Hailed as the top teen piano virtuoso, Art Jenicks has a promising future before him when suddenly his past begins to unravel. Orphaned at a young age, his parents lives have always been shrouded in mystery but now a highly classified program involving genetic engineering appears to have buried the truth. With a trail that begins at the elite Hawthorne Academy and leads through the back alleys of Boston, Art?'s quest uncovers an exiled scientist who holds the secrets to his past and has a plan for his future. His life in the balance, Art becomes enmeshed in a battle with the very people who made him a rising star.Welcome to the future of controlled human evolution.