A Tellurian prophet has foretold the end of the world, but no one really believed it . . . until the US government built a scientific research station deep in a holy mountain!
The Mountain of the Holy Cross near Roaring Fork, Colorado, has been held sacred by generations of followers of the Telluric Faith. But now the mountain is a temple of science, for deep within the ancient rock lies the Solar Neutrino Research Station.
The Tellurians - and their gods - aren't happy.
Since the Station started operating, strange and inexplicable events have been happening in Gypsum, the isolated town dominated by the towering peak. There are violent earth tremors and freak electrical storms, and people are dying from radiation.
When science journalist Frank Kersh arrives to report on the Station's work he begins to draw some very unscientific conclusions about the research programme - and soon he is involved in a maelstrom of savage violence and destruction as an apocalyptic Tellurian prophet foretells the end of the world.
Maybe the Tellurians aren't crazy after all . . .