Half animal, half vegetable, the Cordyceps Sinensis is a unique combination of a caterpillar and a wild mushroom that grows at 13,000 feet on the high plateaus of Tibet. Renowned for its stimulating effects on the immune system, and also known as the "Viagra of the Himalayas," it has become the new El Dorado in the Chinese economy. With about a quarter of the world's population, both East and West, currently taking Chinese medicinal herbs, the market for Cordyceps is enormous.
World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Maggie, an alluring free spirit who won't let anyone - or anything - tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie, whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales.
With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military.
When God loses faith in humankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. Humanity's only hope for survival lies in a group of strangers trapped in an out-of-the-way, desert diner with the Archangel Michael.