The events in this novel take place on Mehnur, an imaginary planet on which many things are like on Earth but many are different. The main character Maenso ienlists in a special unit which is tasked with the annihilation of one part of the much larger enemy army by creating a epidemic in the army camp. The plan succeeds, but the disease manages to spread outside the camps and soon is a bigger problem than the enemies.
One of the different things is that on Mehnur the psysics are much stronger and actually are magicians. Maenso is one of them and in fact the epidemic itself is magically created by spreading a custom-made virus. Also I have tried to create a believable culture and religions, which of course are different. For example, in the culture Maenso lives in there is matriarchy.