Recovering from a terrible car accident which claimed the life of his father, a young teenager soon realises just how much his life has changed. In addition to the grief and physical hardships he must contend with, he soon becomes aware of a strange new mental power his trauma seems to have unlocked. He has developed the amazing ability to read the moods and intentions of others. This quickly brings him to the attention of the kind and intelligent Dr Hilary Fleischman, expert in the paranormal and head of OSIRIS, a top secret government project to harness the mental powers of exceptional children and use them for the good of humanity. There is little time to come to terms with his new situation, though, as a threat is detected which could cost many lives. It seems that only the young recruits to OSIRIS can neutralise it. But can they be safe themselves?