Novelization of the pilot of the television series that starred David McCallum.
"Westin was a scientist. His work was meant to increase man's knowledge, his power over his own future. That was what made Westin and his wife happy in the work they were doing in the lab—the dream lab that was a research scientist's heart's desire.
The moneymen who financed Westin's work saw it differently. They were thrilled when he made his breakthrough. They compared it to the development of the atomic bomb.
When Westin realized the hellish thing they meant to make of his discovery he did the only thing he could to fight back—the thing that only he could do.
Westin disappeared. He didn't go away, but he disappeared..."—Back cover.