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"God, look at it! Look at it, Nash." Perhaps Merak is addressing the Lord as much as his research assistant, for what he sees before him is nothing less than miraculous. The age-old debate over "Nature" versus "Nurture" finally is resolved. Humans do possess innate knowledge. In what they think is the empty mind of a child, they expose the seed to the origin of all existence--the tiny bit of information that started it all. But the child is in danger. Researchers have taken it for use in covert mind-manipulation experiments. Whether by choice or fate, its surrogate mother, Mira, is compelled to rescue her baby. She is driven by cryptic premonitions once again surfacing from her unconscious mind. She does not know that her abducted newborn holds the answers to her puzzles locked in his brain. Since her insemination, Mira's visions are more frequent and graphic, her best friend is obsessed with her secret dream diary, her neighbor widow is murdered, and a bookstore proprietor tells her of an apocalyptic prophecy surrounding two antiques she possesses--all of which link to the events soon to befall the child. She must hurry to solve her mystery and save her son. Their reunion sparks a final episode that fulfills the prophecy, but leaves the fate of humanity within an infant's Senseless Mind.