By Jan Coffey
(Mira, Mass Market Paperback, 9780778326731, 400pp.)
Publication Date: September 1, 2009
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Counting down to a Chernobyl-scale disaster, the clock starts now…
Tick…Scientist Marion Kagan is the sole survivor after gunmen attack the facility where her team was working on a top secret project. Wounded and trapped in a collapsed building, Marion must stop radioactive test samples from leaking out and killing millions.
…tick…In a Connecticut psychiatric hospital, Marion's twin sister, who has been in a comalike state for years, begins to thrash violently in her bed. When an experimental program is used on her to read the images of her brain, researchers are shocked at what they find.
…tick…An American soldier just back from Iraq is searching for direction in his life. While he watches the news about the research facility explosion, he is unaware that fate has just chosen a direction for him—straight into a deadly game of international corporate intrigue.