by David Crawford
Only the strong will survive. But what does it mean to be strong?
The â€œSmashâ€ has been building for yearsâ€”runaway national debt, escalating oil pricesâ€”but when order finally breaks down, it happens astonishingly fast. Economic collapse. Government in chaos. Gas shortages. Loss of power. No running water. Martial law. Rioting, looting, and lawlessnessâ€¦
Security specialist DJ Frost saw the writing on the wall, and he has prepared. Heâ€™s planned his bug-out route to escape a city many are now trapped in. With his ATV, night-vision goggles, gear, guns, and enough gas to get him to his retreat home in the country, he ventures out alone under cover of darkness.
For Gabe Horne, the â€œSmashâ€ is nothing compared to his own moral and spiritual collapse after losing his wife and son. But in this time of crisis, he may not have the luxury of drinking himself to death. There are others at his door, and they will need to help one another to survive.
Each man, in his own way, will face the ultimate challenge of preparedness in this new world orderâ€”as both hurtle toward a devastating showdown.â€¦