Who was this boy that could stop a bullet with the palm of his hand? And why had someone wanted to kill him?
Headed north to Washington, DC aboard the wrong bus, Phoebe Faegen turns for help from the handsome boy seated on her left. But his instructions are strange from the start and his ability to stop a shooting with just the palm of his hand, when they arrive at their destination, is too much to be believed.
Yet, life in this altered future is too dangerous to risk as a girl living on her own; and so, drawn into the mystery that is superhuman, Crowne Dawkins, she descends underground into a world that with every second that passes grows more and more dangerous.
Nothing is what it seems, not her existence or his, not the threats to their lives, or the one final, horrible moment which might destroy their future forever.