People have always wanted to be stronger, faster, smarter, better. The scientists at Chrysalis Biopharmaceuticals believe they've found a virus that will allow them to unlock humanity's hidden potential. The cost is small. A few lives here and there, but it's all for the greater good ... and the corporate bottom line.
Brilliant and idealistic geneticist, Marius Tenartier, has dedicated his life to battling the world's worst diseases - from malaria to Ebola, tuberculosis to cancer. When Chrysalis offers Marius the chance to carry on his work with no budget caps, he accepts, no questions asked.
While Marius tackles the most challenging pathogens, Chrysalis secretly uses his work to develop an experimental vaccine intended to artificially evolve the human race. Instead of making people into super humans, it mutates them into terrifying abominations. After Marius is caught in an outbreak, he realizes that Chrysalis has been using him. Worse, they've covered up the outbreak.
Bureaucracy, incompetence, and greed threaten civilization and even the human race's survival. Surrounded by danger and cut off from the outside world, time is running out to contain the virus, and Marius can't do it alone.
Who can he trust - Chrysalis' ambitious vice president, the rigid head of security, or the CEO's fearless daughter?
Can Marius discover the truth about the virus's origin before it's too late to prevent a global pandemic?