Christy's first semester at college is even better than she imagined it would be. She has a new best friend and study partner, Ashley. She's falling hard for the handsome and funny Scott Markham. She is doing well in all of her classes-except Scientific Paradigms. Christy discovers evidence that the professor, Dr. Franklin, is conducting dangerous experiments on his unsuspecting students. When she confronts him, Dr. Franklin claims an entirely different motive. Christy must decide what to believe. Is Dr. Franklin placing his students' lives at risk for scientific gain, or is he giving them the skills to survive an imminent worldwide disaster?