Scott Ingram does not belong to the life he leads. In the presence of others, he knows things about them: sometimes random and useless, and other times dark and powerful. He can hear their thoughts. He can see their memories. He can sense their torments. What he cannot do is control what he experiences from others, nor can he always help them. Carrying the weight of responsibility and the guilt of his failures, he stays as alone as life will enable him to be. He has been discarded by his family and shuns the very idea of friendship. Even if he craves to have both, he feels entitled to neither.He is an outcast. Douglass Stevens earns his living by creating death, but it is no longer the life he belongs to. As an assassin, his life demands that all interactions with those around him are handled with impersonal detachment-friends are not allowed, and family is a heartbreaking liability. His only desire is to return to a peaceful life as a father, a husband, and a friend. As if to punish him for his desire to leave his profession behind, he is given one last assignment which must be completed before he can escape: He must kill a man whom he considers to be a brother. Faced with resistance at every turn, Doug and Scott cross paths and a battle of wills begins. When Scott learns of a community who share his abilities, both men are faced with the same goal of living lives of harmony and purpose. Their only obstacle is each other.