At her new school, a story about her life in Shanghai gets Avery pegged as a princess fallen from her throne. But Seth, a quiet geek, realizes her fluency in Mandarin and Japanese make her perfect for his start-up. Flash Delivery transports haute cuisine from anywhere on the planet with an Internet connection to anywhere using experimental technology developed by Seth’s father. And while most people wouldn’t be psyched to try out tech that pulls their cells apart in one location and reassembles them elsewhere, Avery sees it as a way to get back a piece of the life she desperately misses.
But a rogue business partner decides Flash Tech is the perfect tool for heists. Holding Seth at gunpoint, he forces Avery to steal a Fabergé Egg. Avery has no easy choice. She wants to help Seth grow this revolutionary technology into something that makes the world a smaller place. But if they don’t shut it down, it will turn her into an international art thief.