This is a sequel to August Winter and On Standby. The ice age continued. Father Jésus Llano and his million man army were lost to satellite. Private Investigator Derek Strong accompanied by Miguel Montalban and DPS Captain Jerry Billings accompanied by Scarlet Swyze were ordered to Mexico's Chihuahua desert to locate Father Llano and his spiritually crazed mob.
Australian Journalist, Penny Brownrig, was kidnapped by drug bandit, Rafael Caro Quintero, and taken hostage to El Fuerte. Dirk and Maggi Muerta followed at great risk. The 44th US Armored Infantry Division followed a preimptive thermonuclear strike, crossed the Rio Grande, and advanced on Mexico. North Korea invaded South Korea, and China began an amphibious assault on Taiwan. Russia without warning "nuked" Pyongyang.
Global ice, ethnic riots, savage cannibalism, and the four horsemen of the Apocalypse interrupt the routine lives of lawyer Sandra Lerner and friends. Maria and Sandra get married in Hong Kong. Jerrry Billings goes down in helicopter crash. Dirk moves in with Evon, and Li Chen announces she's with child.