Finally, the impatiently awaited conclusion to the taut and suspenseful Thieves trilogy. First they were simply five kids who could 'travel' invisibly by the power of thought, and reappear elsewhere. They were turned into Thieves by the Project - benign or sinister? - which took them from their families and trained them in stealing to order. Then there was the escape - to Anywhere but Here - and the five were on the run in Los Angeles, shadowed by the Project, but one step ahead - or were they? Nicky and Paul returned to the Project's desert hideout for one last revenge assignment, but they had underestimated their 'protectors'. Which brings us to Real Life. The five teens are back under surveillance, recuperating, being prepared again for missions. Nicky discovers her own new capacities for travel, and deepens her bond with Jake. She broods though, about escape, as she gains personal strength training daily in the local town's pool. The stakes are being raised; the Project is caught up in sinister affairs. When a terrorist threat comes through, Nicky is instructed to travel right to the dangerous heart of the matter. No longer afraid of her strange abilities, no longer willing to let others make of her what they will, Nicky is on the brink of retrieving her own real life. But destructive forces are closing in.