The husband-wife team behind the Animorphs series returns with the first installment of an entertaining saga that pits smart teens against high-tech evildoers. A run-in with a streetcar left Evening Spiker's body seriously mangled. Against medical advice, her widowed mother, Terra, insists on moving her from the hospital to the cutting-edge biotech company she owns. Assisting her is a young orderly, Solo, who is easy on the eyes and takes more than a passing interest in Eve. When recovery gets to be a bore, Terra drops a project in Eve's lap: design a virtual human being from scratch. Eve starts building a boy, Adam, and he will be just perfect . . . won’t he?