When orphans vanish, Nick Sperry takes on the case. What do the missing children have in common? IQ's higher than Einstein's. P.I. Nick Sperry investigates the disappearance of Sidney Ryder. Nick's girlfriend, Melissa, brought the child to Sunshine Children's Home, D.C. eight years ago. Nick isn't fooled when the federal orphanage claims to have no record of Melissa's son. As an ex-CIA agent, Nick understands the immoral capabilities of the US government. Fueled by his suspicion, he discovers Sidney isn't the only lost orphan. Moreover, an unidentified man claiming to be their uncle took the children away from their foster families at a very young age. Meanwhile, Dr. Jack Kerwin begins to work with Tabula Rasa, a highly effective think-tank based out of the Center for Interactive Research and Solutions, or CIRAS. Under the direction of Tabula Rasa, Jack's research on childhood leukemia could save countless lives. But, his enthusiasm recedes when he notices strange things lurking behind the center's shiny walls.