Scientists Rob Thornton and Sharon Catwold lead an investigation team struggling to halt the device. Who could have created anything so destructive? Scientists, religious leaders and government officials offer vastly different views as to the object's origin and purpose. Radical religious groups as well as the US military threaten the team's efforts to understand and halt the doomsday weapon.
Can the team discover how the device is constructed? Can they halt the doomsday device in time to save humanity?