Inferno plummets the entire city into madness. Piper makes amends with his wife.
The book opens with Jeffery Piper laying awake in his apartment. Unable to sleep for the loss of his family and the night time noises they make. After a while he notices the whole city has gone quiet, and when he looks out his window he sees that New York is buried in a freak summer snow storm that has buried stories of buildings. The cops are sent out into the street but notice that most of the troubles are coming from the sky. They fire at anything that flies towards them only to find out that once again their bullets are useless. After the fight, Jeff goes home to his parents house where he is given the advice to take it easy and visit his children.
On their night out after the movies, Jeff walks them by the Baxter Building thinking it would be something his children would like to see. When they arrive, they watch as the Baxter Building is launched into space.
When he gets his kids back home, he hears a lot of yelling about how he puts his childrens lives in danger, and his wife refuses to let him see the kids again. Jeff goes to work the next day to find he has a new female partner. As they go out on patrol, they find themselves in the middle of Inferno. As they are inspecting something they see is weird, they are led to a building, where something comes over them and the two lose themselves to their lustful feelings. As that is going on, Jeffs mother goes to see his wife and tells her that he really needs her. The two talk, and in the morning, Anna ( Jeffs' wife ) visits him and says she would like for them to get back together.