Those with the job of thinking the unthinkable face the greatest challenge of their lives. Old orders are failing - tired democracies falter in the face of violence in the streets. A storm of financial might and technological horror is gathering.
Calvin November, a messianic figure, makes a presidential bid and an astonishing offer. Primitive animal fear drives a messenger through a winter night with a warning nobody wants to hear.
The action moves between the power centres of Washington and Whitehall - the angry streets of New York - secretive Giant Domes in the Nevada desert-terrifying experiments in Warsaw and a deadly threat to the world's greatest-ever Summit in Geneva.
"A fabulous book. Get started and try to stop - I couldn’t." (Jan Harlan, executive producer of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, Barry Lyndon, Full Metal Jacket, Eyes Wide Shut and AI - Artificial Intelligence, with Steven Spielberg)