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.
About the Author
During his extensive professional career, Barnes was a field engineer at the NASA High Range in Nevada for the X-15, XB-70, lifting bodies and lunar landing vehicles; working on the NERVA project at Jackass Flats, Nevada. He was a member of a special projects team at Area 51 for the Central Intelligence Agency. Barnes later formed a family oil and gas exploration company, drilling and producing oil and gas and mining uranium and gold.
Barnes is currently the CEO of Startel, Inc., a landowner, and is actively mining a quarry for landscape rock and gold in Nevada. He is the president of Roadrunners Internationale, an association of Area 51 veterans, and is the executive director of the Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame.
Two National Geographic Channel documentaries feature Barnes: Area 51 Declassified and CIA—Secrets of Area 51. Numerous documentaries on the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, the Travel Channel and others also feature him. The Annie Jacobsen book Area 51 Declassified documents his career.
Barnes lives in Henderson, Nevada.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This series of books on EMP should definitely be made into a movie. The events are so realistic and the results truly what one can expect as a result of an EMP attack. The author does a great job of establishing his characters and telling a story more truth than fiction. The first book in the series was great, but this 2d one is even better. I can hardly wait to read the third book in the EMP sequel.