The Department of Scientific Intelligence (aka "The Shop") never anticipated that two participants in their research program would marry and have a child. Charlie McGee inherited pyrokinetic powers from her parents, who had been given a low-grade hallucinogen called "Lot Six" while at college. Now the government is trying to capture young Charlie and harness her powerful firestarting skills as a weapon.
First, a man and a woman are subjects of a top secret government experiment designed to produce extraordinary psychic powers.
Then they are married and have a child. A daughter.
Early on, the daughter shows signs of a wild and horrifying force growing within her. Desperately, her parents try to train her to keep that force in check, to act "normal."
Now the government wants its brainchild back--for its own insane ends.