The U.S. is then crippled by a second surprise attack by Iran’s new Soumar-5 cruise missiles which create several devastating EMPs above America. The electrical power grid collapses and suddenly 320 million people are immediately thrust into an 1800’s standard of living. The nation’s infrastructure is destroyed and millions more people die because they are unprepared for a society without electricity. Most people lack the basic skills to survive. America's political, medical, social, economic, transportation, communication and agriculture infrastructure has been crippled. People in droves are fleeing the violence of the large cities in search of refuge and will do almost anything for food, water and shelter.
Retired U.S. Army Ranger Nick Mosby owns a large successful cattle ranch in central Texas. He served his country meritoriously for over twenty years and served numerous tours in the countries of the Middle East. He is one of the few who is well prepared. Fortunately, his family had the foresight to make adequate emergency preparations of food, fuel and medicines before the apocalyptic events hit. But there is one important thing he didn’t prepare for - he must rescue his daughter who is stranded hundreds of miles away at college from the ensuing mayhem and violence.
Part 1 is the beginning of a cleverly woven international thriller which is set in Iraq, Iran, Washington D.C., New York City, Los Angeles and Texas. It is full of suspense and surprises that will leave the reader on the edge of their seat. It is interwoven with unique characters, tension, and a riveting plot with many surprise twists. The book is also a rousing nail-biting adventure story of how a Texas family and an entire nation reacts, adapts and overcomes to the destruction resulting from a horrendous sneak-attack by a duplicitous Islamic nation. This book also has an eerie prophetic significance, in that it relates to several actual political and military developments happening around the world today.
“Did you hear those strange sounds?”
“Like the screeching of owls or the baying of hounds.”
But it was just the wind moaning in the dark of the night,
it was spooky and scary and it gave them a fright.
They shivered and shook at the creaking of doors,
rain tapping on windows like skeleton claws.
They huddled together safe under the covers
there was Alley aged nine and her two little brothers.
Then dark clouds rolled in and the moon disappeared
something spooky might happen, something terribly weird.
This rather spooky rhyming ‘tail’ is about a midnight adventure that Alley and her two little brothers embark upon in their own home, with unexpected results! Everything that happens is in their imagination so please don’t be concerned, there are no real ghosts, as of course there aren’t any...Or are there?
Anyhow, as in all good stories, everything turns out well in the end, although I somehow don’t think that they will be creeping around their house at midnight again in a hurry. I somehow think they’d rather be tucked up safely in their beds in future!