For most people in the modern world, the pandemic of 2020 is the worst thing that ever happened to them. Practically everyone is tired of words like shelter in place, face mask, social distance, and wash your hands. Through wit and wisdom, Matt, the General, and their team solve the problem and put the nation back on its course.
COVID-19 is the name of the pandemic that appeared by surprise to the world. Businesses, restaurants, bars, movie houses, sporting events are totally changed. Medical responders and medical supplies are in short supply.
Then came the mutation to the virus causing the pandemic to turn the world upside down. The new virus is many times more effective at spreading the infection than the old virus.
Matt, the General, and their team of responders come to the rescue after a request by the President to solve the national problem, by finding the source of the virus and its mutation.
The President Daily Brief (PDB) on the subject of the mutation calls the President into action and the team to the White House to investigate the danger and save the day. With the military being no help in the matter, the team is called into action.
The stage is set in a math conference in Zürich to recruit a famous Russian virologist through a famous Russian mathematician. As part of the plot, the General goes international when he buys an apartment in Klosters, Switzerland.
An ingenious but dangerous plan to fly their Gulfstream into Moscow and extract the virologist is established and executed. The situation goes critical and a top-secret plan is established to bring the scientist to the States and form an effective virology lab under government control.
Throughout the execution of their ingenious plan, the team is forced to acquaint itself with pathogen technology.
The scientist is satisfactorily brought to the States. They had an operational problem in recruiting good operations people for the job.
Again, the General comes to the rescue through an ad hoc recruitment in his apartment in Klosters.