TEOTWAWKI. "The end of the world as we know it"
The EMP series realistically depicts the life of a group of survivors living underground in the wake of an EMP and nuclear attack that destroys electronic devices and the electric power grids over much of the world. The story follows the life of a group of survivors sheltered inside the unused Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository at Jackass Flats, Nevada. The EMP series depicts what to expect in such a dreadful event that could happen at the hands of a rogue nation. North Korea, Iran, or even terrorists can deliver such a device on board a ship or even a backpack from across the border of a targeted nation. It could be a matter of when rather than a matter of if. In any case, the 3-book EMP series realistically depict the desperate efforts to survive following such an attack. Survival is brutal above all imagination. Book Two picks up the survival two years later as the survivors emerge into a world where ninety percent of the world's population has perished and a surge of survivors surviving from the underdeveloped countries not targeted by a nuclear exchange.
Thornton D. "TD" Barnes, author and entrepreneur, grew up on a ranch at Dalhart, Texas, graduated from MT. View High School, Oklahoma, followed by a ten-year military career that started as an Army Intelligence in Korea to Nike and Hawk missile schools, and ended with his attending Artillery OCS where an injury ended his military career. Civilian career included field engineer NASA High Range in Nevada for the X-15, XB-70, Lifting Bodies, and Lunar landing Vehicles, NERVA project at Jackass Flat, Nevada, and Special Projects at Area 51. Formed a family oil and gas exploration company drilling and producing oil and gas, mining uranium and gold. Currently CEO of Startel, Inc. landowner and actively mining landscape rock and gold in Nevada. Barnes is currently the president of Roadrunners Internationale, an association of Area 51 veterans, and formerly the first executive director of the Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame He is featured in two National Geographic Channel documentaries "Area 51 Declassified" and “CIA - Secrets of Area 51,” and numerous documentaries by the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, the Travel Channel, and others. The Annie Jacobsen book, Area 51 Declassified also features his career. Barnes is the author of "MiGs over Nevada," “My Odyssey to Area 51,” “Wildcatter,” and a series of three novels about EMP and nuclear war. Barnes lives in Henderson, Nevada.