Hidden in plain sight, a new breed of humanity mingles among the masses of the ordinary. Unable to die, they live on vibrantly as their most perfect physical selves. Should death visit them, it is only of temporary effect. They resurrect whole in mere days. This new breed of “Eternals” stands to inherit the Earth when all mortal humans return to dust.
Larger questions remain unanswered. What has brought about this change? What is the origin of the magic genetics that makes it all possible? And what lies in the heart of the man generously offering the cure for death, free of charge, to all who desire it?
His name is James Carpenter, a man of extraordinary ability, charisma and influence. He appeared seemingly out of thin air, to ascend rapidly into a role of global prominence. A connection may lie in a clandestine research project begun in the 1980’s by pioneer geneticist Adeline Brandt in conjunction with the Vatican. Under the guise of authenticating archival relics, she discovered something among the treasure trove of religious artifacts belonging to two millennia. Something she has kept only to herself. Something only she would know how to bring to life.
But, there are always the skeptical, those with a healthy curiosity for anything smacking of utopia. As the Eternals class begins to emerge and grow, these doubters privately discover disquieting knowledge that may challenge the apparent altruism of Carpenter and his expanding following. They suspect Carpenter’s motivations may lie in darker places, shrouded behind the apparent bliss of eternal, flawless life. But proof is elusive and time is running out. Included in the skeptics is one of Carpenter’s closest associates, Alex Traeger. The unassuming architect, surprisingly taken under Carpenter’s wing for reasons unrevealed, is torn as more disturbing signs are unveiled. He decides he must find a way to stop Carpenter’s plan. But, how does one undo eternity? …