The end of the world is nigh and getting nigher. Don't worry though. Every mushroom cloud has a silver lining.
An asteroid the size of Switzerland, with none of its neutrality, is on its way to eradicate mankind's presence from the Earth.
Struck by panic, humanity turns to those it needs most- an egotistical astronomer, a cynical supercomputer and the deranged, elephant-loving leader of Turkmenistan who possesses enough nuclear firepower to stop the threat but doesn't really feel like it. As solutions multiply problems, global stability deteriorates and civilisation crumbles, humanity forgets about the real danger. The man called Phil Pratt. It's all his fault.
Presenting an apocalyptic vision of the world pushed just once too far by incompetence and bad luck, this is the story of what happens when the wrong species is in the wrong place at the wrong time.