Finally, two humanitarian scientists, Drs. Maggie James and Jangbu Tong, have developed the fountain of youth by slightly altering and augmenting a plant growing naturally in northeast Nepal. The properties in the plant have the potential to prevent diseases, even those caused by deadly viruses, improve the quality of life for the sick, and turn back the clock for the elderly. It’s a win, win . . . Or is it? As news of the miracle plant is leaked by an enthusiastic Peace Corps volunteer, envy, greed, and power take over, by way of a merchant herbalist, politicians, bankers, and their lobbyists. As these interests collide, the United States and China are pitted against each other, and both must face Nepali Gurkhas, provoking an international incident that will decide whether a health miracle will be available to all, or sold for record profits.
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