Ritual fire, a human skull, anti-nuke activists, and radioactive material-what's going on near Las Vegas? Forensic facial reconstruction artist Matti James wants to know. Her completed sketch of the victim reveals a link to Chernobyl. In fact, several troubling incidents have direct ties. What's worse...the President has scheduled a global warming summit at Lake Las Vegas on the anniversary of that nuclear disaster. Matti fears the lengths to which activists will go to teach the world Chernobyl's victims were not expendable. An attempt on Matti's life is her wake-up call. She must convince authorities a modern-day apocalypse is at hand, but a court order silences her. Why? Is she also considered expendable?