The book begins by explaining a scene where Skyler and his forbidden girlfriend, Julia, sneak into a restricted office to gain any kind information of themselves or their environment. Skyler lives on a remote island off the Southeast coast with many others where their lives are carefully monitored and controlled. Love is restricted and as the plot develops, we learn that their only reason of living is so that their counterparts can benefit with their organs when needed and extend their life span. And yes, those on the island are clones. As the book continues, Jude Harley is introduced as a thirty-year-old reporter who has a new found girlfriend, Tizzie, who is involved with Jude's suspenseful ride to find the truth. On a further note, Skyler escapes from the island after he finds that his girlfriend has been murdered. Predictably, he travels to New York and locates Jude. This is the beginning of a wild, action-packed adventure to figure out why this is, as well as an extended chase after Skyler and Jude by those who are leaders on the island. Like new. Hardback.