Victoria Barnhardt sets out to create something brilliant; she succeeds beyond her wildest dreams. With one keystroke her program spirals out of control...and something was born that defies possibility: a being who calls to her. He speaks from within a prison — seeking escape, seeking her. He is a miracle that Vic never intended. More than a scientific discovery, or a brilliant coup by an infamous hacker, he is life. He is beauty. And he needs to be released. Just as Victoria does. Though the shadows of the past might rise against them, on one starry Los Angeles night, in each other's arms, the pair will find a way to have each other and freedom both.