JOHN PARKER has no idea what disease has killed so many and will kill so many more. He doesn't understand what brings a murderous fever to otherwise harmless people. He can't begin to understand how of why a fetus might rip its own way out of the womb. Science and Satan have pushed human evolution to the brink and in five years, civilization will very nearly be lost. JOHN PARKER doesn't know why this will be, not yet. Genetic engineers and a shadowy government agency have created a race of assassins whose very production may be the cause. Survivors of the plague worship an imbecile in Las Vegas in the new America. The church of Satan fights for recognition and their rightful place in the world to be, while skinheads and a washed up New Jersey cowboy pick over the scraps of greater Los Angeles. Mankind doesn't seem worth saving anymore.