Water, water, everywhere, and all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A deadly virus is spreading through the world's water supply, and the only cure is locked inside the mind of a comatose man. 

When  perpetual grad student and activist, Iris Lassiter, discovers that a global agribusiness may be the root cause of a deadly virus spreading through the world's water supply, she enlists the help of brilliant scientist Lane Garvey. The two soon fall in love, but while Garvey works to find a cure, Iris becomes obsessed with justice and even revenge. As the world slowly comes to grips with its lack of water, Garvey and Iris find their idealogical differences pull them apart.

We follow one day in Iris' life, years after events have split her and Garvey apart. Hunted and on the run, Iris receives a phone call from Garvey's colleague, and now wife, Shannyn, a call bearing awful news: moments after finding a solution to the water crisis, Garvey himself has fallen victim to the infection. As totalitarian forces gather behind Iris' relentless nemesis Kerrick, Iris and Shannyn must race against time to save the human race, which just might mean sacrificing the man they both love. 

THE SPIKE is a fast-paced, high-stakes thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.