Pittsburgh, Pa. 2030 It is a brave new post-war world. A world where parents can not only choose the sex of their child, but their eye color, hair color and talents. Project Mendel decides to take humanity a step closer to perfection. Dr. Eve Fyfe, a stem cell scientist, signed onto Project Mendel to heal the sick. Around the city, the homeless are disappearing; orphans are reported missing in record numbers. The doctor's research produces amazing, and horrific side effects. She's reporting them. But no one is listening. Because once in Project Mendel, always in Project Mendel.