The sole survivor of a tragic accident as an infant, Mark Adams is adopted by poor but loving parents. Growing up, he proves gifted, but awkward and unpopular. He then falls deeply in love with Elaine Moore, but her domineering mother unjustly forces Elaine to end the relationship. After six years of striving to win Elaine, Mark is devastated when she marries someone else. But he presses on and develops a nuclear fusion process to end the misery of the energy crisis. He becomes, at age 27, the 2036 Nobel Prize laureate in physics and instantly becomes a national celebrity and hero. Elaine's husband's though, is a powerful lobbyist and vows to discredit Mark and the process. Now Mark must overcome her husband's treachery and his heartache over her betrayal. Can he do it?