2020. The world watches as the celebrated biologist Brian Matterosi goes on trial for his life before the International Criminal Court under draconian new powers granted by the Abuja Treaty. His crime? To engineer a virus which has swept the globe and sterilised entire populations. Is Matterosi a genius or a madman with a God complex? Only one thing is certain: he is a complicated man with a difficult past.
Nobody would acknowledge that more than Matterosi’s defence attorney, Art Blume, who is spearheading the campaign to save thescientist’s life. Prosecutor Leeton Kgabu has no such difficulty: to him Matterosi is a vicious murderer who deserves to die for his crimes against the human race. The world craves justice, and Leeton is determined it will get it. At all costs.
To Art Blume’s dismay, Brian Matterosi appears to be intent on helping Kgabu achieve his goal. What dark secrets are driving the scientist to seek his own annihilation? Is he truly the worst mass murderer of mankind or its saviour? As the trial progresses, Art discovers he is running out of time to find the truth.