Can Jess Unlock The Code In Time?
Jess White, age 14, has been uprooted from her home and taken to live on a remote yet populated island, at the whim of her parents - Mum is an artist; Dad a photographer. While she is bemoaning her new (lack of) life to her best friend via computer chat room, they are interrupted by a third party - although only Jess is aware of the presence that calls itself 'V'.
This is the start of a most extraordinary and creepy mystery as Jess finds herself caught up in a cycle of deadly occurences that has apparently happened before and seems intent on being re-enacted through her and her family. Unable to ignore or stop the process of events, Jess (and the reader) unravel the clues, guided only by the enigmatic Epsilon - who may or may not be real/mortal/"Good".