It was just another after-work happy-hour bar downtown,
where business professionals unwound with a few drinks . .
.until something went terribly wrong.
And after twelve minutes of chaos and violence, eighty
people lay dead.
Lieutenant Eve Dallas is trying to sort out the inexplicable
events. Surviving witnesses talk about seeing
thingsâ€”monsters and swarms of bees. They describe sudden,
overwhelming feelings of fear and rage and paranoia. When
forensics gives its report, the mass delusions make more
sense: It appears the
bar patrons were exposed to a cocktail of chemicals and
illegal drugs that could drive anyone to temporary
insanityâ€”if not kill them outright.
But that doesnâ€™t explain who would unleash such horrorâ€”or
why. And if Eve canâ€™t figure it out fast, it could happen
again, anytime, anywhere. Because itâ€™s airborne. . . .