In Texas, a dying billionaire tries to create Armageddon. In Washington, a general tries to force politicians to confront the threat of terrorism. In Russia, one drunken clerk knows the whereabouts of one hundred "missing"nuclear bombs. And in Switzerland, Samuel Carver, an assassin, lies helpless, his mind torn apart by torture, until the woman he loves disappears. Plunged into a cauldron of conspiracy he discovers the lives of millions are at stake.