"The Cold War is
history," the narrator begins, "but Russia is in the grip
of an arms race--an evolutionary arms race, with an enemy the naked
eye cannot see." After some scenes of predators catching their
prey, and bacteria multiplying under a microscope, we find ourselves
in a room crowded with prison inmates--some of them coughing. "A
deadly microbe is evolving in Russia's prisons," the narrator
continues ominously, "consuming the bodies of men. As it escapes
prison walls, it attacks new prey, without preference, without warning."
Suddenly we are transported to New York City. "Now the killer
is spreading beyond Russia, and no one is immune. Unseen, the microbe
is evolving into mutants that may soon elude our best defenses.
Will we lose this arms race, or can we reach an evolutionary truce
with a mortal enemy?"