A truly unique and absorbing book in its frightening portrayal of what happens to the world after an experiment in a small laboratory outside London goes dramatically wrong. The world is changed forever through the actions of a lonely man with gambling debts who, in trying to change his fortune and make a name for himself, cuts corners while experimenting with Q fever, the world's most infectious disease. After combining the deadly concoction with Nano-Particles, in a vain search for the fountain of youth and a cure for Progeria, he sets off a catastrophe for mankind. But there are a few people lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time who discover that they are immune to this terrifying new disease, learning how to survive with a starving and rapidly ageing population. "A descent into widespread death, violence, cannibalism and anarchy - all triggered by one man's fatal search for money and fame.."