This is a book of two halves. The first half describes how easy it might be to create an apocalyptic event. The second half looks at the possible new world if that event doesn't destroy us.
A lone... More > plane flies over London, the pilot paid to deliver an unknown payload into the clouds.
Panic hits the streets of London as a mysterious illness takes hold, leaving hospitals unable to cope. Police attempt to stem the flow of chaos along the suburban streets, with disastrous consequences.
Unless the authorities can act quickly and decisively to stop the rampant spread of the contagion, the entire country will be put in peril. With the imminent start of the Olympic Games, the government throws every available resource it has at the problem, determined not to succumb to supposed terrorist attacks.
While investigating claims of mysterious insect attacks, Erica Dawson, an environmental scientist, is drawn into a deadly worldwide conspiracy of scientific discovery and genetic modification.< Less