A mysterious machine, built over a century ago by the enigmatic scientist Nikola Tesla, lies hidden in an ancient building near Pikes Peak. Its monstrous counterpart occupies the vast interior of a hollowed-out mountain in Alaska.
Kate McCullough, investigative reporter for a Colorado Springs television station, discovers the terrifying link between the two machines —and her own family.
During a harrowing undercover operation inside the dark mountain, she seizes evidence incriminating the top echelons of a major corporation and the U.S. government.
Pursued by a massive conspiracy with all the resources of the "shadow" government, Kate must use all of her guile and wits just to stay alive. How can she hope to stop a fiercely guarded juggernaut that can burn the soul from every living being on the planet?
Her efforts to expose the conspirators will soon unleash a staggering electronic firestorm, and the fate of mankind hangs in the balance.
Beyond the miasma, in the dark alcove behind the cockpit, a glowing orb materialized like the unlidding of a phantom eye. It was the size of a beach ball, violet in hue, its core a pulsating yellow. Travis could hear it rasp and whir above the bedlam. It burst from its invisible socket and soared, spinning and twisting, down the aisle toward them. Tentacles of blue-white electricity uncoiled from its surface as it traveled and raked the cabin walls, punching out fountains of sparks where the neon shafts pierced metal, cloth, flesh…