Total chaos ensues when an electromagnetic pulse bomb is detonated over modern day America. Jack Denton was laughed out of the military 10 years ago for trying to warn the government of this exact problem. Now, the very people who scorned him are asking for his help to make things right again. Three very diverse groups of Americans, all starting out on opposite shorelines, must come together in order to help Jack in this daunting task. In a journey facing nearly insurmountable odds, Jack and the others must deal with a world turned upside down. They must try to function in a society where luxuries like electricity, cars and civility are distant memories and are now abandoned in the past. Book 1 ' Shattered '. Jack Denton resides in Cody Wyoming. As the state of affairs escalates, he must make an agonizing choice. Should he help his government bring Dai Ji Kuan, a Chinese defector, from Oregon? Or does he race to Atlanta to rescue his long-lost love Emma. Either way, he will have to carry on through the total breakdown of American infrastructure and fight his way unswervingly to his decision.