In every village, town and city, in every country throughout the world people are dying for no apparent reason; fine one second, dead the next, young and old, rich and poor and the numbers are accelerating by the hour. The popular dailies call it 'The Blight' but what is 'The Blight' and can it be stopped? Airplanes drop out of the sky raining death and destruction on the hapless cities below as their pilots suddenly die at the controls and the driving of automobiles has to be banned worldwide as countless fatal crashes claim the lives of millions in towns and cities on every continent, as drivers fall victim to 'The Blight'. The UN say the deaths are as a result of a mutant virus that has escaped from a Moscow laboratory but Dr Eve James a Micro Biologist from the US Center for Disease Control knows differently. The finest scientific and medical minds at The Pasteur Institute, Oxford University and Duke University are brought together to find the answers but time is fast running out as governments collapse throughout the world and civilisation teeters on the brink of madness.....and then the terrifying answer. Dennis Wheatley's novel is a spellbinder, taking the reader on a white-knuckle ride into a world bright with terror as humankind faces its ultimate battle - the survival of the species.