History is wrong! The bubonic plague, smallpox, and many other diseases aren’t what we think they were. It’s something far worse! An evil Russian billionaire seeking immortality steals an ancient chest lid from a secret society, and unknowingly unleashes hell on earth. His chief scientist watches in horror as her patient transforms into something otherworldly. She fights for her life as the creature goes on a killing spree and escapes the laboratory.
It’s the dead of winter, and the Terrans hold the line as the Conglomeration is holed-up in a makeshift camp, prickly with nervous excitement, preparing for a massive offensive into wealthy Merriton—the gaudy Conglomerate city in which Sal was enslaved as a child. But the next battle will have to wait. Sometimes, things even more personal than war get in the way—like hormones.