An eruption on the Sun leaves the Earth powerless, but is it a temporary inconvenience or the start of a spiral into anarchy?
Belfast Professor Martin Monroe knows the answers, but once branded a conspiracy nut, he struggles to get anyone to listen to his warnings of the impending disaster. His only friend, Simon Wilson, still coming to terms with the loss of his wife, is the only person who will listen.
Fighting against bureaucracy and her own lack of confidence, Government Communications officer Lisa Keenan struggles to get the word out. Despite the protests of her colleagues, she enlists the help of the professor.
With a wife and new-born child to think of, Prison Supervisor, Derek Henderson, must weigh duty against family and live with the consequences of an impossible decision.
Will the world's total reliance on technology, and the electricity that powers it, lead to the irreversible disintegration of society on a global scale?
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Dr Death - Powerless Earth Novelette One.
Dr Death is a novelette from the Powerless Earth series. The story focuses on two characters from book one of the series,
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George Campbell is nearing the point of collapse, having stood guard throughout the night, his antique shotgun at the ready. Three escaped prisoners, who had attacked his home the day before, now lie dead in his front garden - a deterrent to other unwelcome visitors. With the power still out, and communication all but impossible, George holds out little hope of getting his dying wife the medical assistance she desperately needs.
Doctor Brian Angelo, a model prisoner with a dark past, sits patiently in his unlocked cell. For three days, since the authorities abandoned the prison, he has managed to avoid the mayhem that has erupted around him. The promised arrival of the army, to take control and supply much needed food and water, has yet to transpire. With hunger and thirst, now the driving factors, Brian decides to take his chances on the outside.
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