A missing aircraft.
Flying over the South Pacific, the most technologically advanced spacecraft ever built vanishes into thin air. Extremely valuable, both China and Russia would kill for the state-of-the-art machine.
An unstable cargo.
Kurt Austin and the NUMA team are drawn into a stealthy race to locate the wreck, before someone else does. Only the United States know that waiting in its debris is a payload of exotic matter, stripped from the outermost reaches of the atmosphere.
A devastating weapon.
Kept at absolute zero, the matter is so unstable that it could obliterate the face of the earth if allowed to thaw. In a race they cannot lose, the NUMA team will risk everything to stop the world's most dazzling research from being the very thing that destroys it. The fate of humanity depends on them.