Roselyn Peabody sees herself as the typical nerd. She's always been smarter than just about anyone she knows, she's the kid who always threw the grade curve in school, the one that other kids made fun of just because she was so different. She's never really grown out of seeing herself like that, although now she is a college Professor and a Scientist, and involved in helping to invent a contraption that could change the beliefs people have always had about science. She came to Pecan Grove, TX to help Professor Hershel Drake, who at one time was a teacher of hers, and whom she just felt drawn too. Part of that draw had to do with his son... J.T. Drake, or Jerome as he didn't like to be called, newspaper columnist, true crime published author, and Professor Drake's son, has come to Pecan Grove after a phone call from his father's neighbor lets him know that his father is up to some sketchy things in his basement--Billowing green smoke, and an acrid burning smell just to start. Having been the brunt his whole life of jokes about his 'absentminded professor' father, he comes to Pecan Grove thinking he'll see what his father is up to, and convince him to move closer to him. Waiting until his father retires for the night, J.T. sneaks into his father's basement laboratory, never realizing that his life would be changed from then on out...
Used availability for Jennifer Archer's Shocking Behavior
August 2002 : USA Paperback