May 3rd, 2103: The media has been abuzz for months: the last chance to avoid collision is past, and asteroid 2004 VD17 is barreling toward Earth to impact off the coast of Los Angeles. Cam Sandino and her microbiologist father plan to have a great view when it takes out their old homes, and set up camp high in the Sierras. Everything changes late in the night before the impact, when Cam receives a vidcall from a woman who looks just like her ex-girlfriend, who speaks of biblical prophecy and information that no stranger should know.
By the time the coast is destroyed, forty-six billion computers have been hacked, including ones not connected to the Internet. As a slick of VX nerve agent spreads in the Pacific, her father disappears, and his last “Parks Department” contract traces back to a China Lake military base, it begins to seem as though everyone around her is keeping secrets. That is,
except for the woman's voice on the end of the line, feeding Cam information to prevent the extinction of all complex life on Earth. Soon, Cam finds good reason to question even her motives.
“Wormwood's Progeny” follows Cam from the salt flats of southern California to the mountains of a remote Japanese island, from technology worshipers to a fanatical doomsday cult, in a terrified world. In a battle between the world's most numerous lifeform and evolution's latest creation, Cam finds herself a pawn with one increasingly difficult goal: staying alive.
You have a kitchen sink in there too?
A hook is about enticing us to read about a character we find compelling/interesting. You've got every cliched plot device ever invented in here.
Focus. Try again.