Terry Brown is a long haul trucker on his way home from Bakersfield when it happens. Solar flares that make the Carrington Event look like child's play, wash the world in blinding, white light and all at once, the world as we know it comes to a stop. Powerful EMP blasts knock out the grid worldwide as the sun continues its hellacious flares for nearly 24 hours. Terry takes to the road on foot, meeting every manner of calamity on his 250 mile sojourn home to his sister Katherine and her two children; Jonathan and Tabitha. They're the only family Terry has left and family means everything, particularly now. Some blame God, some blame the government, but one thing is for certain; power players never let a good tragedy go to waste.