The year is 2018, the first female President of the United States has been in the White House for two years. She is oblivious to the dangerous events transpiring around the world and has a naïve view of leadership. What’s worse, her administration has a myopic understanding of international threats. Her presidency is a catastrophe. The Supreme Leader of Iran sees visions and has dreams of the 12th Imam returning to usher in a new Islamic caliphate. The Ayatollah's goal is suddenly to convert the entire world to Islam - to a new Islamic caliphate - but first he must destroy America and Israel. The Ayatollah sends a team of terrorists to the U.S. for a surprise attack on New York City, Los Angeles and the nation’s Capital with the deadliest anthrax ever manufactured. The team of terrorists is led by a mastermind Republican Guard commander who will stop at nothing to destroy America. There is no vaccine, antibiotics, antivirals or cure for the disease…the public health system across the U.S. is overwhelmed and quickly collapses. The U.S. is then crippled by a second surprise attack by Iran’s new Soumar-5 cruise missiles which create several devastating EMPs above America. The electrical power grid collapses and suddenly 320 million people are immediately thrust into an 1800’s standard of living. The nation’s infrastructure is destroyed and millions more people die because they are unprepared for a society without electricity. Most people lack the basic skills to survive. America's political, medical, social, economic, transportation, communication and agriculture infrastructure has been crippled. People in droves are fleeing the violence of the large cities in search of refuge and will do almost anything for food, water and shelter. Retired U.S. Army Ranger Nick Mosby owns a large successful cattle ranch in central Texas. He served his country meritoriously for over twenty years and served numerous tours in the countries of the Middle East. He is one of the few who is well prepared. Fortunately, his family had the foresight to make adequate emergency preparations of food, fuel and medicines before the apocalyptic events hit. But there is one important thing he didn’t prepare for - he must rescue his daughter who is stranded hundreds of miles away at college from the ensuing mayhem and violence. Part 1 is the beginning of a cleverly woven international thriller which is set in Iraq, Iran, Washington D.C., New York City, Los Angeles and Texas. It is full of suspense and surprises that will leave the reader on the edge of their seat. It is interwoven with unique characters, tension, and a riveting plot with many surprise twists. The book is also a rousing nail-biting adventure story of how a Texas family and an entire nation reacts, adapts and overcomes the destruction resulting from a horrendous sneak-attack by a duplicitous Islamic nation. This book also has an eerie prophetic significance, in that it relates to several actual political and military developments happening around the world today.