It was just another after-work happy hour at a bar
downtown-until the madness descended. And after twelve minutes of
chaos and violence, more than eighty people lay dead.
Lieutenant Eve Dallas is trying to sort out the inexplicable
events. Surviving witnesses talk about seeing things-monsters and
swarms of bees. They describe sudden, overwhelming feelings of fear
and rage and paranoia. When forensics makes its report, the mass
delusions make more sense: it appears the bar patrons were exposed
to a cocktail of chemicals and illegal drugs that could drive
anyone into temporary insanity-if not kill them outright.
But that doesn't explain who would unleash such horror-or why.
Eve's husband, Roarke, happens to own the bar, but he's convinced
the attack wasn't directed at him. It's bigger than that. And if
Eve can't figure it out fast, it could happen again, anytime,
anywhere. Because it's airborne…