Don't remember the title, the author - I just remember it was a recent book (comparatively in the history of SF) and it was most likely published around 2001-2005. I picked it up when I was a kid and read it... it was really fascinating - but the flipside is that I vaguely remember what the book was about. It was set in the future. There was an electric disturbance in the atmosphere that somehow effected the unborn children in human women... caused them to be special. Some of these mothers effectively went 'underground.' Parts of the novel were set down South, like in Louisiana (either Baton Rouge or New Orleans) - and some other parts had elements of clones... enhanced intelligence in successive generations of humans... government and corporate conspiracy to hunt and silence all. There was a part in the novel I specifically remember with one of the male characters insisting on driving an old automobile that ran on diesel/gasoline (unclean fuel) while everyone else drove electric clean models. It was a truck I think. That's all I can really remember... it wasn't a fluff novel - pretty thick. The only reason I picked it up was because it was in the New Releases section in the library when I was a kid and I was attracted to the cover (I think it was a blue sky design..?) I want to read it again through the eyes of an adult to really appreciate some of the concepts that were over my head when I first read it. Again, any help - a title, or examples of stuff that's similar... it'd be amazing. Thank you!