China executes a sudden and shocking invasion of Iran for its oil fields, a military strike designed to overwhelm them into submission in just days. Pushed to desperation, Iran plays its last card and fires a nuclear warhead at Beijing, a city of over 20 million people.
The domino-effect is instant as shock waves rock the globe and leaders seem helpless to stop the inevitable debacle. With the human race at a tipping point, Serena, a stranger to Earth, attempts a critical intervention and approaches a man who can stop the catastrophe from happening. Incredulity and self-doubt complicate the issue, as Mateus Cordozo, a man already haunted by his own mid-life crisis, refuses to take action despite her repeated attempts to get him to do so. In just 8 minutes from launch to ground-zero, one nuclear warhead can change the fate of the entire human race. The question is, will Serena succeed against all the odds, will mankind measure up to the expectations for humanity, or will Earth be reduced to ashes in the wake of a nuclear holocaust?