The HMV crisis is over Contained. It was a scramble, but there are now quarantine facilities that can accommodate everyone who needs it, the economy is recovering from the deaths of many large business owners, research is figuring out exactly what HMV does, and everything is getting back to normal. Or at least it seems that way. Murray Akal, the researcher who discovered the HMV-evolution link, is on the track of a fascinating new virus. And Benice Young, a CDC researcher, is studying a mysterious disease that kills only in areas protected by state-of-the-art technology. Now, their two projects will collide, in an attempt to discover the reason for a deadly disease before it's too late.