Karl Frankton is a pathologist with a CDC field team in Somalia. For two days, they have tried to isolate a virus that has wiped out a village on the Wabi Shebelle River. There are no clues, only 84 suffocated human beings. It is July 30, 2011 and Karl Frankton is about to enter an ecological nightmare more deadly than anything imaginable.
It is 2012 and the United States is at war in three middle-eastern countries after a second terrorist attack on our homeland. Perry Ambrose is an embedded reporter covering the Iran campaign. When Perry tries to convince WNN to go live with his video of the brutal mutiny shootout, he is rebuked after the President warns WNN to squelch the story. Six months later, Perry is a broken man who has been blackballed from media employment except for scant assignments with fringe paparazzi magazines.
Set in 2015, it introduces Devin Kerry, a brilliant entomologist who is confronted with an unexplained global uprising of ten thousand trillion ants, bees, and wasps. With insect swarms devastating our cities and populations, and our scientists and military powerless to stop them, Devin discovers the attacks have been triggered by an uncanny event occurring 30 years earlier - and the stage is set for humanity's greatest battle.
Karl Frankton is thrust into a global war against terrorists who have re-activated the cyanide nightmare in our seas. With the human race facing extinction, Karl and Dr. Mandu Thala fight a last ditch battle that reaches from the White House to the Nile Delta, Hindu Kush Mountains, and finally to Geneva, where the world's most powerful atom smasher is about to launch us into the unknown.