Prologue- Hiding in plain sight

My name is Katherine, Kate, but I wasn't called that until much later. In the beginning, I was known simply as Eight, the most powerful member of the surviving Loric garde. When I was eleven, my CĂȘpan, Imogen, was approached by the American government. I'd had the highest I.Q of anyone my age in the world, a Lorien by product. I was recruited to the Gallagher Institute. It's a school for spies, really, under the posh facade. They accepted me, an outsider, into their sisterhood. They trusted me.

But they didn't know who I was really.

I am number Eight- and I'm tired of hiding.