Fifteen year old Callin escapes from an underground lab where telepaths and genetic scientists have been experimenting on him. On the run from the enhanced assassins the Lab sends after him, he meets others his age who have escaped other labs. Callin vows to go back and destroy the labs, but then he meets Carmen. Beautiful, cursed with an uncontrollable power that links her to anyone she touches, she inadvertently discovers she can control her power when touching Callin. They are attracted to each other on a level they hardly understand, but Callin cannot let down his inner walls that protect him from the hated telepaths, but also shield him from love. Callin battles the Labs and his own heart in this science fiction fantasy.