The End Isn't Coming -- It's Here. Solar flares knocked out satellites, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis destroyed entire regions. Mankind helped it along with limited nuclear warfare in Asia, Mexican drug cartels invading the American Southwest, and a terrorist nuke taking out New York City. No electricity and no gas, Lyle and his wife are largely self-sufficient, living on a small ranch in Nebraska. They still need some supplies, and the only solution is to ride a half-trained stallion fifteen miles to town. He discovers cannibals between his ranch and town. Soon after, he finds the cannibals are the least of his problems.More info →
The apocalypse was man-made, so it didn’t get everyone. Survivors in rural Harlan County, Nebraska, found the Old West was new again. Horses and horsepower were once again identical.
Since Mark managed the only horse ranch, his prospects looked good. Still, life was a long way from perfect. They just repelled an attack by the terrorists who spread the doomsday weapon around the world. Mark and his buddy, Josh, were experienced soldiers, and knew they would lead the expedition to end the terrorist threat.
As they waited for the call to action, Deputy Vince contacted Mark, wanting him to look at recent bicycle tracks. The only other known survivors were the terrorists sworn to kill everyone in Harlan. None of them rode bikes. Was this yet another group? Were they friends or enemies? Why did they try to hide?
Then there were the challenges Mark faced in himself. He was far more clever than smart, typically heading for the horizon when his brain storms turned the ground he stood on into mud.More info →
Summer ended with a thud. Winter was far worse than any ever seen. Harlan resembled Siberia or Antarctica more than Nebraska. The six hundred barely survived a perfect storm of catastrophes which nearly wiped out humanity. Now came frigid temperatures and piles of snow, leaving them desperately hanging on to their lives and sanity.
Deputy Vince, the last lawman, discovered a woman hidden by families in Ragan. Vince knew everyone in Harlan, but not her. The only other survivors were terrorists sworn to kill everyone in Harlan. Who was she? It was a problem Vince had to solve quickly.
Rick was the only computer programmer alive. His talent with computers was useless without electricity. He didn’t fit in. Both the county tycoon and the manager of the only ranch hated him. The local girls ignored him.
The weather and circumstances were insane. Would anybody survive until Spring? Would they all go crazy first?More info →