African Savannah, 4000 B.C. A deadly virus sweeps across the continent, destroying all life, and only one man, a young tribesman named K’tanu, is immune to the disease. Yet without counting the cost, he risks his life to save his loved ones.
New York City, 2029. After sleeping for six thousand years, the virus awakens and begins its destructive march again. Known as Cobalt, it is a slate wiper capable of killing all human life.
Then archeologists in Africa make a startling discovery: a mummy whose perfectly preserved heart tissue is immune to the virus. In a final and desperate attempt to stop Cobalt, renegade CDC scientists clone the man whose mummy they have found. Meanwhile, in Paradise, where he has been living peacefully, K’tanu is suddenly torn from the loving embrace of his wife and family and hurled back into mortality.
But it is not the world he left. Thrust into a mystifying modern age of advanced technology and pandemic terror, at first K’tanu is just another medical marvel, and the scientists who bring him back have no idea that in addition to cloning his body, they have interfered with the journey of his soul. But the veil is thin and soon K’tanu begins to remember who he is and what he has lost. Believing he is being punished by the gods, he struggles to redeem himself so he can return to his family in Paradise. He is joined on his remarkable adventure by the brilliant archeologist who discovered the mummy and a beautiful Cobalt researcher who is trying to unlock the virus’s deadly secrets. [from author's web site]