War can tear a man into pieces and Fleet Captain Del Moreton knows first hand what bombs and savagery can do to humanity. Strange, then, that he should arrive at Harbury Hall, a place where horror lurks beneath the stately rooms and elegant grounds. A place where a catacomb of laboratories houses the kind of science that could only emanate from nightmares, and the silent screams of human guinea pigs never reach past the thick stone walls of their cells. Dr. Merrill Ringwood is creating one such nightmare – a new substance that could literally blow the world away in an instant… Harbury is shaken, as is Del, by the constant subterranean rumblings of Ringwood’s experiments. But an unexpected guest brings an even greater shock and the result will change Del’s world forever.