2045. Kenneth Durand leads Interpol's most effective team against genetic crime, hunting down black market labs that perform illegal procedures, augmenting embryos and rapidly accelerating human evolution-- and preying on human-trafficking victims to experiment and advance their technology. One figure looms behind it all: Marcus Demang Wyckes, leader of a cartel known as the Huli jing. When Durand is forcibly dosed with a radical new change agent, he wakes from a coma weeks later to find he's been genetically transformed into Wyckes. Determined to restore his original DNA, Durand hasn't anticipated just how difficult locating his enemy will be.