En los cinco años que duró la Gran Mortandad murieron millones de personas.
Durante ese periodo, cuando el mundo se convirtió en un lugar salvaje, escenario de una lucha a muerte por cualquier alimento, el joven Robert perdió a sus padres, asesinados en su propia casa. Desde entonces, ha sobrevivido solo, aislado.
El tiempo pasa y el gobierno aspira a restablecer la ley. Pretende crear un nuevo orden basado en el consumo racional de energía limpia. Las autoridades reclaman a Robert porque en su día participó en un proyecto revolucionario para obtener energía de la Luna. Ahora la necesitan para una misión en la Antártida, el único lugar con condiciones similares a las de una de las lunas de Júpiter: Europa.
On the brink of a disaster that could end all human life on earth, tech genius Robert Eisenbraun joins a team of scientists in Antarctica on a mission to Jupiter's moon Europa to mine a rare ore that would provide for Earth's long-term energy needs. But as he and the rest of the team train under the ice shelf in preparation for the long journey, trouble erupts, and before they embark Eisenbraun is the odd man out, put into cold sleep against his will....
When Robert wakes, he finds the ship deserted and not functional. He escapes to the surface of an Earth terribly changed. The plan has gone horribly wrong, but as he adapts to a hostile environment, he realizes that there is still a way to accomplish what his mission had set out to achieve. But he also discovers that he faces a new adversary of the most unlikely sort. For now, his own survival and that of the woman whose love has sustained him in his darkest hours depend on the defeat of a technological colossus partly of his own making. Confronting a foe that knows him almost as well as he knows himself, he faces the prospect of depending on resources that he has reason to believe will be available on one particular night of a full moon, a night foretold by a mysterious unseen ally to be a pivotal moment for the fate of the earth. The game has changed, and Earth's future depends on him and him alone. The Omega Project is yet another edge-of-your-seat thriller by bestselling author, Steve Alten, leaving readers looking for more.