The world is in chaos from a two-day battery of explosions in many of its major cities.
A week after the explosions, journalist Adam Grey wakes up in the hospital. He pieces together the events leading to his injury, involving a woman named Angela.
Senator Cyrus Reardon has been appointed the new President of the United States’ decimated government. A politician who isn’t generally fond of his peers, he’s faced with leading a discordant provisional Cabinet, addressing the nation’s growing panic, and trying to separate fact from fiction.
Confronted with the truth behind the attacks, they–along with the world at large–are forced to reconsider conventional assumptions about human nature and possibility.