On the sands of the Middle East, they swarm in a murderous cloud--relentless, they gather their strength, feeding, growing, ready to cut a vast swath of carnage.Now they stir. Now they wail. Now they rise into the air. A thousand-mile cloud of mutant, flesh-devouring locusts unleashes its primal fury upon the world! From Yemen to the Riviera, across the English Channel, the bloody scourge attacks. Now the plague is crossing the Atlantic. The East-West powerbrokers do nothing to stop them. One man and one woman have penetrated a powerful conspiracy of religious fanaticism, political intrigue, oil cartels with secret armies of their own. In a deadly race against time, they must get to America to stop the slaughter--if they can stay alive.