An organism that manufactures its own food through chemosynthesis as opposed
to photosynthesis, generally harmless. 2. A martial artist using
performance-enhancing designer drugs, generally extremely dangerous.
Engineer Dr. Bruce Roberts aims to collect extremophiles, microbes
adapted to extreme radiation, which are the key to an elixir of youth.
His team targets a radwaste repository in Europe but, from their arrival
in Switzerland, a series of accidents dog them. Although seemingly
unrelated to their work, Bruce worries that foes who previously tried to
steal this secret are again on their tracks. After successful sampling
in France, his forebodings are confirmed when a savage attack leaves him
battered, and a trail of bodies highlights the complete ruthlessness of
their opponents. In an attempt to lose the profilers who have managed to
predict their moves with uncanny accuracy, the team flees to Singapore
– inadvertently entering the den of an aged mastermind who would stop
at nothing to gain effective immortality. The skirmishes of the chase
lead eventually to a pitched battle in the shell of the Dallas Fort
Worth airport, which the team must not only survive but do so in a way
that finally defeats their relentless trackers.