Adam Baylin is back, and he's training Kyle to heal wounds. But Adam's techniques aren't much good when it comes to mending the rift between Kyle and Jessi.
Jessi isn't interested in being friends with Kyle. She only wants one thing: to outdo him mentally and physically, and she's training around the clock to make that happen.
Kyle tries to fix their friendship with a trip to the University of Washington. He helps Jessi research one of the school's brightest students: Jessi's mom, Sara. Sarah was a lot like Jessi: bright, competitive, and self-destructive.
Sarah's story inspires Jessi to be even more competitive. She turns every moment with Kyle into a battle. To his surprise, Jessi beats him again and again. But the price is dear: Jessi's nose won't stop bleeding. And the fainting spells? They can't be good.
Will Kyle be able to save Jessi from herself?Or is she doomed to end up like Sarah: brave, brilliant, and unstable?