With the brilliant combination of cutting-edge science and nerve-jangling suspense that made his first novel,Neanderthal, a major bestseller, John Darnton returns with The Experiment. On a remote island off theSoutheastern coast, a young man named Skyler sees his friends vanish one by one. In a small New York town,a journalist observes a corpse with its fingerprints burned off. In New York City, an expert on twins stumblesupon a case that hits stunningly close to home for her. Soon, all three come together on the trail of a scientificexperiment more audacious than they could have conceived--and so secret that none of them may be allowed tosurvive.