This is a story about two engineers, Merlyn and Viktor; Doc Delorea, their boss; Peri Angelo, an attractive psychic; Guy Giroux, an egomaniacal neuroscientist; and three military procurement officers. In a nutshell, Delorea tasks Giroux to develop a gizmo called HB2P to enhance human cognition for the military. Giroux grabs the luckless engineers to work on his project beside Peri, his research assistant. An amorous relationship develops between Viktor and Peri and complicates matters during project testing. Will the gizmo work?