WINNER 2016 APPLE LITERARY AWARD "BEST SCIFI EBOOK 2016" A suspicious virus that no one can explain hits Earth. The President of the United States Arnold Patterson and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs face the collapse of the government. The President loses his family to the virus, the government is attacked and they must deal with a ruthless warlord. Commander Joan Herl, Commander of the space station Oasis, her husband Tom and the remaining crew deal with the virus running rampant on the station and they must find a way to survive. They must also support the moon colony Desert Beach and the Mars colony Red Dirt, who are dependent on their support. As everyone deals with the crisis, two glaring realities become apparent. One, there is an intelligent computer that is their only link to survival and two there is another computer that has a different agenda.