The Borrowed World: A Novel of Post-Apocalyptic Collapse (Volume 1)

In a night of devastating terror, ISIS operatives have unleashed a coordinated attack on America’s infrastructure. Life as we know it in America grinds to a halt as the electrical grid collapses, communication networks are damaged, critical bridges and dams are destroyed, and major fuel refineries go up in massive fiery clouds. When the government responds by immediately halting fuel sales to the public, Jim Powell finds himself in a terrifying predicament – trapped five hundred miles from home with a group of coworkers. With thousands of trapped travelers and scarce law enforcement, the miles between Jim and his family become a brutal gauntlet where the rules of civilized society no longer apply. As Jim puts his years of preparation and planning to the test, he is forced to ask himself if he has what it takes to make it home. Does he have the strength — the brutality — required to meet this new world toe-to-toe?

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3 Comments

  1. I really enjoyed this book! Jim is a few hundred miles away from home on a business trip when ISIS operatives attack the US infrastructure, essentially disrupting life as we know it. With no electricity, gas, cell phone service, or other modern-day conveniences, Jim must rely completely on himself to get back home to his family. This compelling narrative describes Jim’s struggles as society begins to break down, and his family’s struggles to maintain the home front until he returns. 

  2. Well-written story of good people put into a bad situation and doing what must be done… Great story, told well, with a plausible plot and excellent mechanical skill. The story gave me plenty to think about, as I read along I found myself thinking about how I would handle the situations presented. 

  3. Just my opinion… This one is kind of hard to pin down. Been reading a bit of this genre lately, and overall I liked the concept and the basic plot-line of this story. There are however some shortfalls in the story itself. In some areas the writing is well developed and flows very smoothly, while in other areas it is detailed to the point of tedium. This is obviously written by someone who has put a lot of thought into the idea, which is driven home by telling some of the story in the first person. The writing…

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