Parnoia grows in the soil of human invention. Nuclear power plants, tainted medicines, microwave ovens that cook silently and instantly, and refrigerators that turn out perfect ice cubes with a hole in the middle.
But in Serenity Hills, Calivornia, the paranoia grows out of control - grows like the terrible tumors ravaging children and adults. In the hospital, doctors scramble for an explanation. In a beautiful home, a man wakes up in the middle of the night, screaming the scream primeval.
The doctors call the tumors teratomas: voraciously dividing cells; cells taking relentless shape...
Science is running out of answers. Money cannot buy protection. for in Serenity Hills, the darkest biological chaos has been unleashed. And beware: this thing bears the face of man himself.