The world has for the past two years suffered from a nuclear winter of global magnitude following an EMP attack that lay waste the electric power grids and electronics of much of the world. Ninety percent of the world's population has perished, those surviving being from the underdeveloped countries not targeted by a nuclear exchange that followed.
At the unused Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada, a group of survivors briefly venture out of their underground refuge only to face a battle with hostile foreign survivors seeking to take their refuge. An attack from within causes much death and ignites military action.
They find themselves under surveillance by Islamic activists who survived in Central America and are moving into Nevada to take control of the Hoover Dam, which gives the Brotherhood control of the Colorado River and the electricity it generates for the western United States.
Both the activists and the survivors in the mountain realize the jet stream is returning the fallout of the nuclear winter back to the region. Both seek to replenish food and supplies needed to carry them through another siege by the nuclear fallout. The survivors in the mountain repel attacks on the mountain and enter the next phase of nuclear winter prepared to battle the Islamic State and drive them from the region.
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.