"The witnesses standing at the edge of the field were starting in horrified silence, too stunned to speak. The scene that lay before them was grotesque, a primeval nightmare..."
So begins The Doomsday Conspiracy, Sidney Sheldon's 11th novel and one that has been called his most ingenious and surprising. Navy Commander Robert Bellamy is assigned to investigate the crash of a weather balloon in the Swiss Alps. All witnesses to the accident must be found and questioned. However, for Bellamy it is the beginning of a journey of terror into the incomprehensible.