In the frozen
heart of Antarctica sits TESLA, a secret weather "research" station
designed by Greg Simpson for Flint Agro-Chemical, a world-spanning
agribusiness. Only a few people know that TESLA is creating weather all
over the globe, granting Flint huge harvests and punishing the company's
rivals with hailstorms and drought. Even fewer know that from time to
time, Flint and TESLA help the Pentagon by providing just the right
weather for a military operation.
When Greg strikes a secret deal
with the Pentagon, Flint executives decide to replace him with the
beautiful and ultra-intelligent Tess Beauchamp. Arriving, Tess is
surprised to find that Greg's second-in-command, Nik Forde, is even
better looking than he was when they had a brief affair, ten years ago.
Tess doesn't have long to worry
about the difficulties of a workplace relationship. Greg has barely left
Antarctica—escorted by Flint security—when his secret, encrypted
computer programs activate, sending fatal weather across the globe,
striking every continent's grain-growing region and livestock-farming
area. Tess and Nik must crack Greg's code and stop TESLA before the US
government—unwilling to sit by and watch the planet's agriculture be
destroyed by storm and fire, avalanche, and tsunami—launches a nuclear
missile at the TESLA base.