It was a booming time for the energy industry in the U. S. Oil and gas companies were getting rich. James P. Watsen was an unassuming and modest bioengineering graduate student far removed from the oil and gas business. All he wanted was to graduate and work in the medical nano technology field while living a quiet life with his lovely physician wife, Mai. But when his geophysicist sister Flo makes a heart stopping discovery about the future drilling site of the oil and gas company she works for, his quiet life must change forever. As the company makes plans to drill and potentially set off a series of devastating geological reactions that would surely destroy North America and beyond, she turns to James for help to stop them. In over his head against such a powerful company, James must find the strength to come out of his shell and lead his band of young international scientist friends to carry out a plan that will make the governments of the world listen. Will they succeed in time or will the corrupt corporations and politicians be allowed to destroy the earth?