Henry Griffin is not your ordinary teenager. He's traveled the world with his anthropologist parents, lived in jungles and learned all sorts of unusual skills, like lock-picking, spear-throwing and martial arts. But when he turns 16, his parents decide he needs to try life back home in America. So they send him to live with his uncle and his cousin in Washington, D.C., where Henry will need to learn a whole new set of skills to survive high school. But his unique skills come in handy as he navigates the new world he has entered, although guidance from his cousin Jasper and new friend Maggie help too.