Twenty years from now a virus breaks out in a couple of Arctic naval bases, and then, even more strangely, inside the White House.
The guards become animated corpses, and rescue teams are rendered helpless by a mysterious trance effect.
Underpaid academic Dr. Weaver has documents that refer to something similar happening in the time of Christ, and a group of billionaires seek him out and immediately set him to work.
With the help of a super-hacker he tracks down a veteran who’s not susceptible to mind control. But Sean “Jester” Solberg is a wild card–an aggressive loner who lives with the immigrants outside the cities. The next recruit is even more unusual. Curtis Ferguson is the son of a couple of anthropologists and reportedly the world’s most powerful witch doctor.
Into this bizarre, dysfunctional group is thrust Jodie Goodwin, a down-to-earth Texan girl with exceptional shooting skills.
The newly formed team creep into the bunkers deep under the capital and encounter mankind’s ancient enemies. They end up fighting for survival and soon discover that their lives depend on the powers of the young, but untested, shaman.