David Meers, a young world-class geneticist, accepts a job on an island in the Pacific, from a rich man, Henry FitzWilliam, wanting an heir. He convinces his best friend, John, to come work on the remote island with him. David works on FitzWilliam's special project and successfully clones a baby from approximately three thousand years ago. The child, Izzy, is a genius, but is he more than that? You, the reader, will be the judge.