When a cure for cancer is discovered, the scientist who discovered it doesn't get the Nobel Prize. Instead, he gets a death sentence issued by his government. That government is the United States of America.
Adam Yates suffers from Asperger's syndrome, a mild form of autism. But, in the vein of some autistic people, he has his gifts. He's gifted in the field of science. When he discovers a cure for a particularly difficult type of breast cancer, he's kidnapped, drugged and tortured by his captors. What they want: his journals describing how cancer growth can be arrested. But he won't give it to them because they don't want his data for the treatment of cancer. They want to use it for something far more sinister.
Adam escapes his captors and flees through the woods. He ends up at Regan Riley's campsite. Regan is a forensic scientist who worked for the State of Illinois crime labs. Burnt out, she heads downstate to view property coming up for auction that just might prove to be the perfect place for her own private lab. When Regan's path crosses with Adam's, what he reveals will put her in harm's way.
Regan quickly realizes that Adam is different. He flicks his fingers in front of his face and has difficulty making eye contact.
"My work was for my mom and other like her, but, oh my god. . . maybe I told them."
"Told them what?" asked Regan, kneeling beside him.
He whispered so softly that Regan could scarcely hear him.
"About Amy." He paused and shivered again. "About saving Amy."
When Regan goes to her tent to call for help, a shot rings out and Adam is killed. Help arrives, but the perpetrators are long gone. Regan learns that the sheriff in the area is Drew Yates, the normal twin brother of Adam Yates.
Drew and Regan join forces to find out who's behind the murder of Adam, and how the words "Saving Amy" is the key to unraveling a deadly government secret.