Mankind is no longer at the top of the food chain.The Sixth Extinction: America – Part One: The Black Spores is set in America. Now for the first time we jump from England to the United States and see how the Americans are dealing with the end of the world.The Sixth Extinction is an apocalyptic tale about a pandemic that sweeps the globe, decimating the human race, leaving humanity struggling to survive. Within three weeks, everything has changed. Social structure has collapsed as the government locks itself away with a select portion of its vast army in deep bunkers, leaving the civilians to their own fate and the infected that stalks the streets.The Story follows a group of fourteen strangers, who lived in an apartment building in the Fordham Heights area of New York City; they decide to band together, seeking shelter in a shipping container, on the back of a truck heading towards Pennsylvania and the promise of safety.There’s Alexander Frazier, a twenty-four-year-old, who, before the outbreak, worked in the mail department of a large law firm. The King Brothers, Lindell, who’s thirty-seven and used to be a bouncer for a nightclub, and his thirty-one-year-old little brother, who was once an amateur boxer. The fifty-one-year-old alcoholic Reverend Frank Clark, who harbours a dark secret, and is looking for redemption from a broken world. The second generation Mexican seventeen-year-old twins, Juan and Bonnie Sanchez. The twenty-six-year-old Cody Tanner who used to be a soil conservationist, and his twenty-five-year-old wife Abigail Tanner, who used to be a wine taster. The twenty-two-year-old all-American girl Jessica Scott, who used to be a waitress. The seventy-one-year-old Phyllis Washington, who isn’t even aware of what’s going on around her. The thirty-three-year-old Gothic lesbian, Naomi Ford who used to work as a chef, and has a dangerous addiction. The twenty-year-old Tierra Ouellette who used to be a stripper to pay the bills, and her three-year-old son Dante, who never stops crying. And finally, the driver of the truck, the forty-six-year-old Troy Cobb, who even ten years later is still trying to get over the death of his wife. Altogether, they are struggling to survive and come to terms with their new situation. However, they’re a large group of people now living in close proximity. Tempers flare, and emotions run high as one disastrous situating leads to another.There is also Doctor Nathan Bachman, a scientist working in Groom Lake, in the secret base often referred to as Area 51. However, it doesn’t contain UFOs and little green men; its sole purpose is much more disturbing. It contains one of the seven pods – living artefact that our ancient forefathers buried beneath vast structures of stone, to save the world from their deadly, infectious black spores. When the base is compromised Bachman is airlifted to the secret Quirauk Mountain, Pennsylvania bunker. There an even more disturbing secret comes to light that makes everything before it pale in comparison.