Hiram Granville, a modern Leonardo, secured more than a thousand patents during his lifetime, often just ahead of others who had already been working on the same ideas. His son, John, an economics genius, never lost a cent in the stock market—or any other financial deal—and was investigated for insider trading on more than one occasion. Now Cat, a documentarian; her researcher, Mercy; and Cracker Jack, an electronics whiz, are doing a film about the Granville clan. What they find as they research the family is madness, suicide, a seemingly total seclusion, and a frightening glimpse about what it means to peer into the future.
Kate Wilhelm is the best-selling author of dozens of novels and short story collections. Among her novels are the popular courtroom thrillers featuring attorney Barbara Holloway. Her other works include the science-fiction classic Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang. Born in Ohio, she now lives in Eugene, Oregon.