With the help of his new book-wise friend Lexie Thatcher (a judge's daughter) Ethan does the only thing that any internet-savvy kid can do - he turns detective! Using his computer skills to hack into various online networks, Ethan discovers a web of lies and corruption involving a devious doctor and a corrupt social worker. But it turns personal when he finds out that his parents may be involved in a baby-selling racket.
And with his mother on trial for murder, the intrepid Ethan realizes that he cannot solve the case from the comfort of his room and the safety of his computer. He must go out into the world to find the answers - even if it means risking his life ...