It’s just another sunny day in Middleburrow, Florida, when Deputy Sheriff Jake Santo is called to investigate the discovery of a severed finger on a tourist beach. Things only get stranger as reports of an ostrich causing havoc in town leads to an investigation of animal cruelty, greed, and power. Everyone seems to be in on it, but can Santo locate the nine-fingered man before the staties arrive?
Don Oberbier investigated anomalies, but he had never encountered one as powerful as the Black Death of Babylon. The disease attacks with a viciousness that decomposes its victim within two hours. When a Professor snaps and starts killing people with the disease, Don has the campus quarantined and tries to catch the killer before everyone at the university is infected.