A German tourist walks outside the Sydney Opera House when a plane crashes next to her. At the same time, in Cairo, a girl dies on the operating table when the digital machinery goes awry. In New York, the passengers trapped in the subway realise that no electronic device is working. In Beijing, a driverless bus crashes into a skyscraper. In Athens, all of a sudden, thousands of people meet their torturous death. Two university students, a nun and a delivery boy will, agonisingly and selflessly, be led to a solution to the universal destructive mystery that a Chinese tycoon seems to be privy to.