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Publisher's Summary

When everything you count on for your existence fails, could you survive?
Within days of a series of monster solar storms slamming into earth, electrical grids fail and everything in the northern hemisphere with a computer chip ceases functioning. Electricity won't be completely restored for at least a decade, and the result is that everything modern life depends on to function is gone. There is no way to pump gas or water. Cell towers are wiped out, along with satellites. Airplanes and most vehicles will not operate. Communication is practically impossible. People cannot access life-saving prescription drugs or food. Police, fire services, and the military are overwhelmed, and hospitals can't cope. There's no one to come to the rescue, and as mass panic ensues, people begin dying. Fear and violence escalate until society collapses.
An unlikely hero emerges.
Chaco is a well-educated freedom fighter on a death list in El Salvador. Having fled to the United States, he is in hiding by working for a wealthy couple as their handyman and gardener. Following the disaster, he reveals his true identity, and convinces his employers and their neighbors to follow him over brutal mountain passes to a self-sufficient commune nearly 800 miles away.
But only a few will survive.
©2017 Peggy A. Wheeler (P)2018 Peggy A. Wheeler
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5 out of 5 stars
By cosmitron on 02-21-18

Not Science Fiction could be Science Fact

Where does Chaco rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Among the better books.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Star is Chaco because it is a character with depth.

What about Chris Abell’s performance did you like?

His accents were well done.He is a good performer.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Truth can be stranger then Fiction

Any additional comments?

The Risk of EMP Weapons to our Infrastructure especially the Electric Grid is real.


It would require over 70 Billion Dollars to upgrade our Grid to insure that intense Sun Spot
activity or the use of a EMP Device would not seriously impact our country.

All Americans should tell their Representatives in DC that these upgrades are part of our National Defense and that a 70 Billion investment could protect our Multi Trillion Dollar economy.

This story could be Science fact in the future and we are sitting Ducks at this time.

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24 of 24 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Claire on 03-09-18

Gripping

I loved every minute of this book, the story is vivid, it pulled me in and I saw and experienced everything right along with the characters.

This dystopian book shows in horrifying clarity just how quickly society breaks down once disaster strikes. The character interactions show how much we assume about people and how out opinions of people are formed on very little information, and just how wrong those assumptions can turn out to be. The characters are complex and realistic.

I highly recommend this book!

The narration is excellent, I enjoyed the character voices and the accents were quite well done, the delivery worked well with the tones and emotions of the story.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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