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In the near future, Russia has been brought to its knees by a bloody war in Ukraine. With the Russian people facing famine, Chinese troops massing on the Russian border and the global economy on the verge of collapse, a rogue General seizes power with a plan to end the conflict by breaking the last taboo of war. However, a series of fatal errors and miscalculations lead to a regional nuclear conflict and the destruction of several Russian cities. Amidst the ensuing chaos and confusion, the United States suddenly finds itself under nuclear attack. As missiles rain down on the United States, retired CIA analyst Dr. Lewis Stein is brought out of retirement to advise an inexperienced President on how to prevent a limited nuclear conflict from escalating into global apocalypse. But with communications in chaos and panic sweeping the globe, the odds are stacked in favor of Armageddon.