Boston, Massachusetts, 2154.
Life is good. Kate Genet has her dream job. She is a renowned geneticist with her own state-of-the-art research lab. Suddenly, when visiting a maternity ward, everything in her life changes. Kate observes the unexpected death of a bio-mod couple’s newborn. The shock rattles her, awakening memories and long-suppressed fears. Kate rejects the doctor’s explanation and is determined to figure out what actually happened. She's catapulted on a quixotic and dangerous adventure in a world where engineered harmony cannot smooth out more basic human conflict. Kate learns how to live as a human being through death, friendship, sex, danger, and ultimately, love. But in the end, Kate makes an incredible discovery that undermines everything she believes and threatens everyone she loves.