With the help of Albert Einstein and other trusted advisors, President Truman commissioned a top-secret residential development in a remote area of the Pacific Northwest, one that would serve to protect and nurture America's most valuable intellectual resources. There our nation's greatest thinkers, the über-geniuses working on the next era of scientific achievement, would be able to live and work in a supportive environment. Thus, the town of Eureka was born. But for all its familiar, small-town trappings, things in this secret hamlet are anything but ordinary. Most of the quantum leaps in science and technology during the past 50 years were produced by Eureka's elite researchers, but years of experiments gone awry have yielded some peculiar by-products.