"Jimmy Coates seems like an ordinary boy, but he's not. He's genetically engineered to grow into the perfect government assassin. Speed, strength and deadly instinct, it's all in the blood. He has to fight not to kill, while his government fights to kill him. Jimmy's country is under attack. His body is poisoned. With time running out, he discovers what some people will do for power ... and what he must do to stop them..."--From the publisher.