Pearl is one of the first generations of 'Test Tube Units'.
Her duty in life is to work until she reaches the age of Partnership. A Unit doesn't work for money. They work for their right to live. They are stronger, faster and healthier than the average human and their life span extends well into the hundreds.
Things take a sinister turn for Pearl when she catches the interest of a twisted artist, an Authority who is known for breaking a rule here and there.
Will she be able to keep out of trouble or will she be subjected to torturous punishments, possibly execution?
It's dangerous when you don't follow the rules.
It's even more dangerous to fall in love.