A sci-fi romance for teens and up. Claire Bailey is almost twelve and spending a lot of time alone with Will Ransom, a shy, withdrawn boy of almost thirteen. Claire's mother is growing concerned that they might be "e;experimenting"e; and she's right, but not the way she suspects. Will has an experiment to increase his powers of concentration. With Claire's help he succeeds beyond all expectation. But his newfound gift comes with unforeseen consequences making it hard to distinguish what is real and what isn't. When Claire's dad is given a job transfer, the family leaves town. Without Claire's help, Will grows into splintered manhood. Is he a brilliant physicist or is he insane and what really happened to Claire?