Inexplicably the City of Phoenix, Arizona, is plunged into darkness at four AM the twenty third of November, two thousand and thirteen.
A small group of power workers from Phoenix Power, the sole suppliers of power for the city of Phoenix work through the night. They are faced with a mystery, nothing is down or broken, in fact everything is as it should be.
Phoenix is effectively plunged into chaos, there is no functioning communication. Paul Sanderson, the plant manager despatches six technicians to investigate the situation further afield. Using the plants powerful BMW motorbikes he sends four of his men elsewhere in Arizona, New River, Apache Junction, Buckeye and Gilbert. This was the only means of knowing how widespread the power outage was. For good measure he despatches a further two of his technicians further afield, one to El Paso, Texas and one to Pueblo, Colorado.
The news that the technicians bring back is worrying. All four of the chosen towns within Arizona are without electricity and equally there is no physical or logical reason why this should be.
Even more bizarrely they discover that vehicle lights will not function, even whilst vehicles fire up normally, competelty illogical.
It is decided that a small group of them should set off in convoy to investigate further afield the mystery. Girlfriends, ex girlfriends and a dog included.
Rapidly they give up the cause, something inexplicable has taken place. Realising that without power life within America was about to change dramatically, they change the nature of their mission.
They head south to Florida with the intention of setting up a farm. They effectively become a group of survivalists.
Unknown to them a small, but powerful group of military commanders to the south have declared martial law. They are increasing convinced that the power has been intentionally turned off!
As they drive south the situation deteriorates rapidly and they encounter increasing military road blocks.
Out of the blue, a young and extraordinarily gifted girl joins them, pairing up with their sole fellow traveller without a partner.
Eventually they encounter an army road block and discover the untruth’s that the armed forces have been fed.
A mutiny begins that slowly spreads in the hills of New Mexico. One afternoon, after Paul and their new recruit take a break from helping the soldiers in mutiny, she tells Paul the nature of the problem.
“The plug has been pulled on Man kind’s folly, she tells him and it will not be put back in!
About the Author
Terrence Aubrey was born in Bristol, England, the only son of a Ballet dancer mother and composer father. Rebellious of nature and from an early age, he abandoned his education at the earliest possible moment, fifteen. He showed no inclination of following in the artistic footsteps of his parents during his formative years. Preferring a self enlightening process, he set off upon an adventure that led him to experiment with understanding the mind and the development of self awareness. During that period he enjoyed extensive World travel across the countries of Europe, the America’s, north and south and the FSU. He found those travels, enriching, mind opening and educational and in equal measure. He discovered both a passion and love of writing by chance, while establishing a website. It was a website than required a lot of varied content. That ultimately led him to the writing of many articles upon diverse subjects. That in turn led to him creating a blog. The leap from blogging to writing full length novels was a gradual process. Many of his novels reflect his environmental concern for the way we, the human race have evolved and the consequences that path has led us towards. Whilst many of his novels are dramatic, even apocalyptic, they also show a way forward. Whether you believe that way to be better or worse than the current status quo is for you to decide. Terrence Aubrey currently lives on a farm in southern Spain and cultivates Avocados. He has four sons, three dogs and writes. He has now published several works of fiction and they can be found on Smashwords.