Young Gordon Van Zandt is a true patriot so, after 9/11, he dropped out of college and joined the Marine Corps. This idealism vanished one fateful day in a war-torn city in Iraq. Ten years on, he is still struggling with the ghosts of his past when a devastating Super-EMP attack hits most of the developed world, causing catastrophic damage. All power and IT fails and Gordon must fight for resources. He knows survival requires action and cooperation, but as the days wear on his sense of civic duty crumbles and he must make difficult decisions to save his family.