At the dawn of the New Age, humanity stands on the brink of its final evolutionary step. Across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, one third of the world's population lies dead. The Pacific Ocean is barren of all life. The survivors of this carnage face a fundamental choice; follow the new messiah Christopher Goodman or cling to an ancient worldview and the God who has wrought this destruction on the planet. Christopher has brought world peace, offered an end to sickness and disease, and shown mankind how to attain eternal youth and godlike powers. Yet some religious zealots still rebel, threatening the unity that is essential to the planet's destiny. Now their opposition will lead to bloody tribulation-and to Armageddon, the final battle between good and evil.