An unknown virus claims the lives of four people in far corners of the world - including Dr. Sophie Amsden, a researcher leading the team at USAMRIID that is trying to crack the disease.
Her fiancé – and Ex-COVERT ONE agent – Lt. Colonel Jonathan Smith, uncovers evidence that his lover's death was no accident -- someone out there has the virus, and the pandemic that threatens millions of lives was strategically planned.
When Smith accidentally murders the undercover spy who infiltrated USAMRIID, he flees and contacts COVERT ONE, the US President's top-secret team of political and technical experts: now, he wants back in.
He wants to clear his name. He wants to battle the deadly virus that aims to wipe out the human race. And most of all: he wants to avenge the death of Sophie!
While the death toll rapidly mounts, his quest leads him to the highest levels of power and the darkest corners of the earth. As Smith and his team match wits with a determined genius out to destroy them, the fate of the world is held in the balance...