So the day begins like most other days he is on the downtown connector heading to work and at 8:13 everything changes. Anything powered by engine or battery goes completely dead, cars crash, power is out and from the looks of it downtown Atlanta is going up in flames. He must get out of town and to the safety of the north Georgia Mountains. His only thought is how will he manage so many miles only on foot. Everyone has the same attitude, lawless and trying to survive own their own. That means massive looting and basic survival. He is glad he had the frame of mind to be somewhat prepared. After his car crashed in the middle of the expressway he grabs his pack with most of his essentials and most importantly his main chance of survival, his weapons. He goes back to his apartment but only for the last few things to start his trek. Little does he know that not only is all the power gone but Mother Nature is revved up for one crazy storm after another. Massive thunderstorms, biblical amounts of hail, and floods are just the beginning of life after 8:13
I absolutely love this book. I am usually not that interested in end of the world type stories but this one is told from a completely different point of view and brought real prospective along with it. The author keeps things in a positive upswing even though the subject matter is quite serious. It really makes you think about the lives we live and how differently our world would be if the lights went out never to return. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this book and how much I enjoyed it. This is the first of 3 books by Mr. Borton that I am reading and I am super excited to bring this wonderful story to my followers. I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars.