They say the Spanish Flu started in the resort town of San Sebasian, Spain, but whether it did or didn’t it was one of the causes that helped end the First World War. The epidemic that spread across the world killed millions of people and the young were more susceptible than the middle aged. Thousands of soldiers on each side of the war died within days of contracting the disease. Ian Showmaker’s uncle died of that pandemic flu. An expert in disease prevention he succumbed to it as did millions of others. Perhaps that’s why his nephew took up the study of disease.
His expertise brings him into a terrible secret where evidence that a German officer came to Scotland in 1918 to find Nigel Showmaker with three ampoules carrying the dreaded Spanish Flu points to another weapon of war. Now in 1944 Hitler is anxious to find a solution that will destroy his enemies and the search for the missing ampoules brings Ian Showmaker and a technician Nel Gywn into the hands of the Germans who in their research laboratories are perfecting an antidote. Once that antidote is found England will be infected as easily as sending over a V-2 rocket with a few grams of death into London.