Gabriella and Jonathan fell in love exactly the way the Hillmont School’s two favorite young teachers should, enticed by the flaming sunsets on the river.
Or was it the sunsets?
Seventeen-year-old Derek Chance knows. Derek tries to tell Stephanie, but should she believe him? Could he have become a walking love potion? Pheromone-enhanced perfumes and sexual attraction research grants aside, who would believe that the laboratory explosion had given him the power to fuzz people’s brains and make them yearn for each other?
Teenage fantasy or tomorrow’s reality hurried into the present, Derek Chance has the power to harness love, and he revels in it. He uses his new power for pleasure and for spite. He brings happiness to the lonely but doubt to already loving hearts. When his power stands squarely between him and Stephanie – between him and all of Hillmont – he tries desperately to lose this curse of the twenty first century Cupid.
What is spontaneous, what is programmed? Is this really happening? The lovers of Hillmont watch humankind’s unique impulse to master its environment take a fearful step, a step that challenges the very passions whose maverick spirit makes us human. Who would yield to this impulse and who will fight it is the story of THE SPARK.