The 30 kids who live in Serenity, New Mexico, never lie; they know it's a short leap from that to the awful problems of other, less fortunate places. Eli has never left Serenity; why would he ever want to? Then one day, he bikes to the city limits and something happens that is so crazy and unexpected it changes everything. Eli convinces his friends to help him investigate further, and soon it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems in Serenity. The clues mount to reveal a shocking discovery, connecting their ideal crime-free community to some of the greatest criminal masterminds ever known. The kids realize they can trust no one, least of all their own parents.