The shift is coming. Soon. Dr. David Carter knows this. However, he?s a geologist, so `soon? means anywhere from tomorrow to a thousand years from now. People are dying. Now. Drs. Jordan Abellard and Jillian Brookwood are standing at the edge of SuperAIDS. Or are they? They won?t be able to figure it out if they can?t get some authorization signed - and soon. But they?re peons and no one is paying attention. Whole species died at the last polar shift - 65 million years ago. Right now Dr. Becky Sorenson has some seriously mutated frogs in her lab. In L.A. Bees are making abnormal columns on the side of the freeways. In Georgia, birds are migrating out of season. It all makes a sick kind of sense when the doctors consider that the last magnetic shift is strangely coincidental to the dinosaur die-out. And the only similarity in the problems today is that each is occurring in a `hotspot? - a pocket of reverse polarity tells them all the shift is already here.