Sandra Foster studies fads – from Barbie dolls to the grunge look – how they start and what they mean. Bennett O’Reilly is a chaos theorist studying monkey group behaviour.  They both work for the HiTek Coporation, strangers until a misdelivered package brings them together. A moment of synchronicity – if not serendipity – which leads them into a chaotic system of their own, complete with a million dollar research grant, cafe latte, tattoos and a series of unlucky coincidences that leaves Bennett monkeyless, fundless and nearly jobless. Sandra intercedes with a flock of sheep and an idea for a joint project – after all, what better animal to study both chaos theory and herd mentality? But scientific study is rarely straightforward…