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When twelve-year-old Freeman Mills arrives at Wendover, a
group home for troubled children, its a chance for
a fresh start. But second chances arent easy for
Freeman, the victim of painful childhood experiments that
gave him the ability to read other peoples minds.
Little does Freeman know that his transfer was made at
the request of Dr. Richard Kracowski, whose research into
the brains electrical properties is revealing new
powers of the human mind. Kracowski is working for a
secret society called the Trust, but also has his own
agenda in exploring the nature of the soul. His
experiments have an unexpected side effect, though. The
electromagnetic fields used in his experiments are
summoning the ghosts of the patients who died at Wendover
back when it was a psychiatric ward.
Freeman simply wants to survive, take his medicine for
manic depression, and deceive his counselors into
believing he is happy. When he meets the anorexic Vicky,
who may also be telepathic, hes afraid some of his
darkest secrets will be uncovered. But when the other
children develop their own clairvoyant abilities, and
insane spirits begin haunting the halls of Wendover, he
cant safely hide inside his own head anymore.
Meanwhile, the Trust is installing sophisticated
equipment in the homes basement, aggressively
probing the threshold between life and death. And
theyve brought in another scientist who
doesnt share Dr. Kracowskis reluctance to
push the limits.
This scientist is a pioneer in ESP induction, and he
performed most of his work on a very special subject: his
son, Freeman Mills.