"Whoever said a straightened hand was more dramatic than a healed heart anyway?"
A young orphaned boy was abandoned and raised in an Ethiopian monastery. He has never seen outside its wallsat least, not the way most people see. Now he must flee or die.
But the world beyond is hardly ready for a boy like Caleb. When relief expert Jason Marker agrees to rescue Caleb from the monastery, he unwittingly opens humanity's doors to an incredible journey filled with political intrigue and peril. Jason and Leiahthe French-Canadian nurse who escapes the monastery with himquickly realize Caleb's supernatural power to heal. But so do the boy's enemies, who will stop at nothing to destroy him. Jason and Leiah fight for Caleb's survival while the world erupts in debate over the source of the boy's power.
In the end nothing can prepare them for what they discover.