The world as we know it is no more. A giant meteor hit the US five years ago, turning a good portion of it into a desolate wasteland. Between the meteor, the nuclear winter that followed and the rioting, it wiped out almost 95% of the population. The government went into hiding and left the remaining population to fend for itself for over two years. Almost three years after the “storm” the government came out of their bunkers, the leadership had changed drastically though. The men who had run the country before have since died and the man in charge had been the Secretary of housing and urban development in the previous administration. He was not suited, nor did he necessarily want the job of president but he was in the line of succession and thusly they looked to him for leadership. Leadership was in no way his strong suit. Five years after the “storm” and the remaining populace have had to fight just to survive. Many have lost their lives in the subsequent days and those that remain, stand together and take care of each other. “Clans” have formed where there used to be towns and they are governed by a clan “head” or “chief”. Duncan Mackenzie is one of these clan heads in a small town just outside what’s left of Boston, Massachusetts. He and his men find food, water and supplies to keep the rest of the 1000 plus members of his clan alive, anyway they can. This includes foraging, bartering with other clans or if they have to, stealing it from what remains of the old government. Now the military has been ordered to get the clans back under control, and they’ve sent a new commander to get the job done. After his predecessor's failure to reign in the clans the new CO Colonel Jacobson decides to take more dramatic measures. As if surviving in a world with little fresh water or food wasn’t hard enough, the remaining populace has to now deal with a tyrannical government trying to regain its long lost control. This is the first in a series of stories following Duncan Mackenzie and his clan as they struggle to survive and fight to hold onto their freedom in a harsh new world.
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Published December 11, 2011
by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, War, Science Fiction & Fantasy.