Having barely escaped Chicago, Len and his new companion Harrison travel toward South Haven, Michigan. As gang violence – barely contained prior to the crash – spirals out of control, they must contend with dangerous foes and unrelenting natural hazards along their route. Meanwhile, Amy and James have just made it home to South Haven when they are attacked and Amy discovers just what she’s capable of doing to protect her son.
When a CME that dwarfs the Carrington Event engulfs the world, Len – a businessman with next to zero survival training and experience – sets off to find his wife and child. Emerging out of the heart of Chicago, he will face dangers of all types and experience both the heights and depths of humanity. His survival depends solely on his ability to learn on the fly in this twisted new hellscape of a world.
From the #1 best-selling post-apocalyptic author Mike Kraus and author E.S. Richards comes a fresh new take on the EMP/CME story. With characters that are learning how to survive as they go – and finding some unlikely teachers along the way – they represent the true “everyday person” who isn’t a hardcore prepper or survivalist, something unique and exciting in this genre.