A novel about genetic engineering gone wrong.
It is four o'clock in the morning on March 28, 1979, when a melt down began at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant. As people sleep peacefully, unafraid of the smoking cement towers looming in the background, radioactive material is released into the environment and the Susquehanna River. Contaminated Tower 2, left to decay naturally, leaks low level radioactive water into the river Repeatedly reassured that they are not in any danger, most go on with their lives, including the residents of a rural town10 miles downstream. No one knows that Lloydsville is about to pay a hefty price for the sins of their nuclear neighbor.
30 years later, after an experimental popcorn crop is unintentionally irrigated with the radioactive river water, the unstable genetic manipulation mutates, wreaking havoc on LLoydsville. As two-headed frogs, fish with leg-like appendages , and aggressive insects invade the town with increasing frequency, the corn in Experimental Field 312 hatches.
George, his family and friends must find a way to kill the corn and bring an end to the nightmare- before it is too late for their small farm town and its people.