James Barash is a psychiatrist with a unique ability to place copies of himself into other people with just a touch. This makes him an unusually effective therapist. Over the centuries Barash has lived within the bodies of many men and women, yet he does not know his own origins. A sensitive person who has seen too much misery, he suppresses his memories of the past in order to fully live only in present, trying to do as much good as he can. When he meets another person with similar abilities, but who is completely malevolent, Barash is forced to flee and learn who he really is--only to find that the past may not be what it seems. Another riveting SF adventure by the author of Anasazi Exile and When Angels Wept!