Dystopian novel set in the near future, written by Michael Crichton before his death in 2008. Billions of mosquitos bearing the zika virus proliferate in Rio de Janeiro coincident with the Olympic Games. The finest human specimens from all corners of the earth descend to compete. They return to their homelands infected with the virus. Within a decade birth rates plummet, disease is rampant. The human race seems destined to extinction. But one group, track and field athletes from Russia who were barred form competition due to illegal drug use, emerge as super-humans and take over the world. Vladimir Putin becomes Emperor of the Universe.