In a world already under stress from economic, religious and cultural pressures a new and terrifying peril emerges threatening the very existence of all life on earth. This unearthly quantum monster, takes the form of a vague scintillating spider. Not really alive, it kills without remorse or limit. It is left to two young scientists and a brilliant, but almost derelict older physicist to solve the terrible mystery of the Spider and its spawn before the world is lost. Dark enemies and mysterious allies surround in their journey of danger, horror and discovery that will take them further into the unknown mysteries of the universe than they could possibly have imagined.
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Meri Slavoskova, a Russian biologist, is the first person to see the face of the Oert Spider and live. Jon Rogers is a young scientist torn between his work of eliminating terrorist nuclear and chemical devices and the scars left by his involvement in the bitter world of war. Professor Alain Jubrinsky is a brilliant older physicist disillusioned by the scientific world and whose current interests are scotch and jazz music. When challenged by Meri and Jon to defeat the Oert Spider he draws on all of his energy and scientific knowledge to emerge once again as an intellectual force. Throughout, the Oert Spider is a chillingly efficient killer whose shocking capabilities continue to threaten all life.