This was a very apropos book. Although NOT a pandemic, it is about an EMP. However you the outcome and the scenario is very real. The inability to get supplies, medications, and the very essentials to sustain life. The threat of an EMP is very real and is not a science fiction movie. Although a computer would be useless during a time of an EMP, it is imperative to be prepared.
It is important to have a classic car that would sustain an EMP. Gasoline would be easy since all other cars would be fried and you could fill up as you go, but the problem is someone or a group would try to take it from you. You would need an arsenal and plenty of ammo. In the book John has an old Edsel (manufactured by Ford). The book takes place in Black Mountain NC, a place I love and have looked at property to buy in the mountains.
John has a diabetic daughter who relies on insulin. The book quickly devolves and the citizens of Black Mountain unite to form a militia to protect the resources of Black Mountain.
Death, destruction, and mayhem. People may laugh at me but I plan to prepare for an EMP. Better safe than sorry. The fact is the US relies too much on technology. GPS, Electricity, etc. You need to be prepared.
Matherson has other books; One Year After, The Final Day and 48 Hours. I plan to read them all.
Series: A John Matherson Novel (Book 1)
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Forge Books; 1st edition (March 17, 2009)