Andy Bolton, a software engineer in Seattle, feels like just a regular guy but evidence mounts that he is actually a robot. His boss, Lucy, wants to capture him and take him apart for study. On the run, Andy finds his creator and learns he is neither human nor simple machine. He reluctantly accepts that he is something in between, a sentient AI device. He needs to explain this to his nemesis, Lucy, but can a person ever believe in a machine with empathy? This is the first in the Newcomers series.