|About the Book|
By 2018, the Great Recession had faded into a dim memory. Politicians and big business again sang the siren’s song of progress at any cost. They had failed to heed the causes of the Great Recession, and with equal hubris, ignored the impendingMoreBy 2018, the Great Recession had faded into a dim memory. Politicians and big business again sang the siren’s song of progress at any cost. They had failed to heed the causes of the Great Recession, and with equal hubris, ignored the impending disaster. A gullible public came along for the ride. The perfect storm masqueraded as hope, redemption, and promise.Eddy Mack planned for a bleaker, more frightening future. He cashed in his winnings as a commodity trader and hunkered down in, No Surrender, his survival fortress. He expected a siege- however, nothing could have prepared him for the devastation that befell humanity.After decades of environmental abuse and neglect, society was rewarded with weather bombs, pestilence, and plagues. Terrorists exploited flaws in the World Wide Web and bankrupted the global financial system. Civilization learned the true value of technology when it disappeared, another victim of the chaos that engulfed the globe. In response, the human race did what it always did in a time of panic. It turned on its own.A cruel dystopian society emerged from America’s ashes. Life became the cheapest of commodities. Warlords roamed at will, terrorizing and plundering. Road Runners crossed a desolate land in convoys of battered vehicles filled with desperate souls searching for a new life.No Surrender became a waypoint for the convoys. An old man shared a bizarre story with Eddy. If it was true, America had a chance at rebirth. They must gamble everything, including their lives, for this new beginning. In a world where each day guaranteed nothing more than another opportunity to die, the decision was easy.