Water in its natural state is strange, it can take the form of ice, water or steam. But there is nothing natural about this new 'still water' that destroys any life it touches!
Where does it come from? Is it from climate change melting the Arctic ice, from Russian pollution and nuclear waste, or has it crashed here to Earth from elsewhere?
The Brotherhood reaches right into the Russian military, scientific and political corridors of power to use this new water to settle old scores, to eliminate rivals, to extort the powerhouse economies of India and China that have supplanted Russia's resurgent superpower status.
In a truly global conflict they launch attacks at Kazakhstan, from the banks of the Congo, along the Danube, beside the Mekong and at the ex-Soviet Arctic nuclear test-site islands.
The battle is joined to control this still water, to stop the extortion and to ensure the deadly stuff does not enter the water cycle!