Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collapse is a thinking man's action-adventure novel set in the near future, as America is torn by a full scale socio-economic collapse. Todd Gray, an accountant, and his wife Mary, a nurse, live on a ranch in northern Idaho that was established several years before, as a safe haven for a select group of friends, most of whom live in Chicago. When the stock market collapses and hyperinflation sets in, civilization falls apart practically overnight. Wholesale rioting and looting grip every major city. Communication, commerce, transportation, and law enforcement disappear. Hordes of refugees and looters pour out of the cities and into the countryside. Its the end of the world as we know it. The novel is an highly unusual blend of fiction and fact. While and exciting read, it is essentially a survival manual dressed as fiction. Most readers find themselves taking notes, as they read it. It is so packed with useful survival information that it even has a glossary and an index.