Nature abhors static and seeks change, for better or worse. The Pandemic strain is mutating in ways no one can predict, and time is running out. Military scientists sprint toward a vaccine, but without the Source they fight a losing battle. Navy SEALs race against foreign invaders to rescue one of the only scientists in the world capable of defeating the flu, but enemies - and traitors - plot their downfall at every turn.
Ten years after the deadliest pandemic in human history, the same devastating strain of influenza strikes America without warning. One man holds the key to stopping the deadly outbreak in its tracks and the governments of the world - including his own - will stop at nothing to find him.
Fear and racism run rampant in the face of the bio-weapon crisis. Danny watches as the sleepy town of Brikston, Kentucky descends into a waking nightmare for one stranger trying to get home. There is more to the story - Danny's sure of it. He wants to help, but how? Time is running out, so to forestall the virus, Brikston has chosen self-quarantine: no one is allowed in - if you leave, you can't come back. No exceptions.