Inexplicably the City of Phoenix, Arizona, is plunged into darkness at four AM the twenty third of November, two thousand and thirteen.
A small group of power workers from Phoenix Power, the sole suppliers of power for the city of Phoenix work through the night. They are faced with a mystery, nothing is down or broken, in fact everything is as it should be.
Phoenix is effectively plunged into chaos, there is no functioning communication. Paul Sanderson, the plant manager despatches six technicians to investigate the situation further afield. Using the plants powerful BMW motorbikes he sends four of his men elsewhere in Arizona, New River, Apache Junction, Buckeye and Gilbert. This was the only means of knowing how widespread the power outage was. For good measure he despatches a further two of his technicians further afield, one to El Paso, Texas and one to Pueblo, Colorado.
The news that the technicians bring back is worrying. All four of the chosen towns within Arizona are without electricity and equally there is no physical or logical reason why this should be.
Even more bizarrely they discover that vehicle lights will not function, even whilst vehicles fire up normally, competelty illogical.
It is decided that a small group of them should set off in convoy to investigate further afield the mystery. Girlfriends, ex girlfriends and a dog included.
Rapidly they give up the cause, something inexplicable has taken place. Realising that without power life within America was about to change dramatically, they change the nature of their mission.
They head south to Florida with the intention of setting up a farm. They effectively become a group of survivalists.
Unknown to them a small, but powerful group of military commanders to the south have declared martial law. They are increasing convinced that the power has been intentionally turned off!
As they drive south the situation deteriorates rapidly and they encounter increasing military road blocks.
Out of the blue, a young and extraordinarily gifted girl joins them, pairing up with their sole fellow traveller without a partner.
Eventually they encounter an army road block and discover the untruth’s that the armed forces have been fed.
A mutiny begins that slowly spreads in the hills of New Mexico. One afternoon, after Paul and their new recruit take a break from helping the soldiers in mutiny, she tells Paul the nature of the problem.
“The plug has been pulled on Man kind’s folly, she tells him and it will not be put back in!