Malcolm Carter and Ryan Boone, two New York City friends whose lives have been dominated by the financial markets, are about to exchange their charts and reports for guns and survival supplies - but not because they want to. When China and Japan decide it's time to dump US Treasury bonds, an economic nightmare plays out in America. The Federal Reserve watches helplessly as the dollar is decimated, and the resulting food shortage spreads lawlessness across the land like a virus.
Malcolm is a successful day trader who always needs to make one more score before he'll listen to Ryan and diversify some of his assets into real estate or gold. He figures an impressively larger bank account might be the only way he can lure his Secret Service agent ex-wife back.
Malcolm finally hits it big by aggressively shorting bonds when the market crashes but waits too long to invest in tangibles. All that newfound money suddenly won't buy him a bar of gold, a pint of beer, or a minute of Hannah's attention - especially when she's in the field chasing down a former counterfeiting gang.
As luck would have it, Ryan turns out to be a closet doomsday prepper. The two of them attempt to escape the chaotic Big Apple and reach Ryan's land in West Virginia, supplied by only the contents of Ryan's bug-out bag. But it's not going to be an easy journey. Traveling has become difficult and dangerous. Malcolm learns he must redirect the same tenacity that helped him beat the markets toward staying alive on the road...and, hopefully, finding Hannah.
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I was very pleased to have the opportunity to listen to this book as a gift from the author. I definitely plan on listening to this story again because the narration made the story flow so well.
There were unexpected twists and turns that held my attention because although I didn't expect the story to flow that way, the way our world is going they could happen - believable that they could happen even though different than what happens in my life.
Mr. Roberts used his voice in a way to assisted my imagination to "see" what the author wrote and "feel" the action and suspense better than just reading the book. I was captivated by the way he assisted the flow to the point where I couldn't quit listening and wound up listening to the entire story without a break longer than a few minute to stretch my legs.
What would you do if you discovered the monetary system is on the verge of collapse?
Allow plenty of time to listen to this audio book because the suspense of what is going to happen next is going to make breaks in listening difficult. I highly recommend this book!
- B. ADAMS "Bobbie"
Excellent and potentially real!
It was a very good story, very well written and very suspenseful. Characters are all well fleshed out and believable...even the bad guys.
Can't say....would give too much away but...it was powerful.
Thank goodness the author got a new narrator. I listened to the sample of his first book - Surviral - but didn't get it because the narrator was not good...what I heard and what the reviews said confirmed this. This guy sounded good so I got it and was very pleased with the story and the narration. Finished the whole thing in two days. One of those "take long drives just to listen" books.
This was a different kind of "end of civilization" story and a bit terrifying because it could happen! I thought the first part about the financial markets collapsing might be boring but it was anything but. Is was fascinating..and a bit of an education.