THE END DRAWS NIGH
The year is 2053, and Earth has barely recovered from the Alpha
Centauri supernova that destroyed much of the planet's infrastructure.
Now the supernova's residual effect—a storm of high-energy
particles—is racing toward Earth, and an international effort has
been launched out of the Sky City space colony to save the planet. But
the controversial plan—to build a giant protective shield for
Earth—is falling dangerously behind schedule. A series of unexplained
murders has disrupted the Sky City workforce, so much so that a
brilliant but monstrous criminal has been enlisted to track down the
Sky City killer.
Then comes more startling news. Evidence indicates that the original
supernova was caused deliberately, and that the lethal particle storm
will arrive sooner than anyone expected. But who—or what—tried to
destroy the Earth? And will the answer come in time to save it from
its final apocalypse?