Katie Clark's parents were murdered, and the story follows her as she discovers that people are not always who they seem to be. She has a hard time being an encouragement to students in her role of school counselor as she deals with the betrayal of people whom she trusted in her past and acceptance of the person who will become her future. The ending shows her forgiving her parents' murderer.
Someone is killing scientists who breed medicine's "test tubes on four feet," the costly, genetically engineered laboratory mice that stand in for humans in thousands of medical research projects each year. Former FBI director turned news media magnate Nicholas Drake and confidential assistant John Konecki craft a chilling cure for the diabolical killer.
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