Jane Wilson is a famous scientist who seemed to have solved the World Hunger problem with genetically engineered fungi that contain virus-like enzymes. However, the fungus also has some deadly side-effects. The fungus would turn people into creatures that would only exist in nightmares. Some would be killed, while some of the ones who survive become insane. It destroys England, covering buildings, bridges, and so on with different species of fungi. The US and French governments are pressured to use atom bombs to stop the spread. To stop the French and American governments from using nukes, the British military enroles Jane's husband, the semi-successful author/formerly mycologist Barry Wilson to locate Jane and find out how to stop the plague. Accompanying him is Terence Slocock, a psychotic soldier who loves very powerful weapons, and Kimberly Fairchild, the mysterious South African mycologist.
This report prepared by Josh Nelson