Updated, Revision #6
Fifteen-year-old Dax Carter has a lot to cope with: homework, bullies, and a secret crush, not to mention wielding alien psychic powers. In exchange for their place on the planet, they gave all of mankind the psychic gift. Dax still hasn’t seen an alien though . . . or a monster, but that all changes in the span of one night.
First is the monster. A rogue scientist wasn’t happy with his power, so his illegal experiments turn man (or woman) into grisly monster. One breaks into Dax’s house, and Dax is knocked unconscious while his mom isn’t as lucky. She’s stuck in the hospital.
If that wasn’t nerve-racking enough, Dax has to sit with an alien detective who gets the better details by reading minds. But Dax empties his thoughts, and only reveals that the attacker was a “monster,” so he can be the one who deals with the real culprit – his best friend, with pale skin and empty eyes.
Dax is torn between revenge and the lingering hope to save his friend. And the two friends clash as the monsters grow out of control. To save his town and (maybe) his best friend, Dax must learn to use the little power he was given before he ends up as the next victim on the wrong side of good versus monster.