'Lonely genetic scientist Piggy Brown is desperate for a child, but he's in a tricky situation: he needs a lawyer to help him. Dancer is used to contracts which push the envelope of the law, and he has his own reasons for wanting to find a way to grant this brilliant man's wish.
'The Conjugal-Contract lawyer visits The Nest, the official centre for surrogates, and inveigles them into recommending someone they have used before, someone who won't ask too many questions about the baby she carries. But choosing a surrogate can be risky, and this one, Angela, comes with baggage: her own child, Molly ... a six-year-old who has already seen too much of her mother's world.
'When a grotesque kidnapping happens, everyone's life is thrown into chaos and Jack Lee, Chief Investigator for UN Ethical Science Council, decides it's time to take charge, for the sake of the future.' (Publisher's blurb)