Economic Collapse, Global Warming, Environmental disasters, illness, and special enforcement squads are many of the things often in the news and constantly talked about. What if much of this is true? How would we cope in a world where collapse is inevitable?
In No Away by Jim Wygant, the very world has become a nightmare of death and control. Adam Spence has done many things in his life he is not proud of including a few contract kills. Being a war veteran has not really prepared him for much, but he does the best he can to get by. When he makes a serious mistake he finds himself hunted by the new protectors of national security, a group that seems to see him as a huge threat. Running from these men that seem hellbent on finding him, he hides as best as he can. Trying to stay under the radar he meets a young barista who seems attracted to him. He is game, but does not understand her anger and finds her to be very short-fused. Little of that seems to matter though, as illness suddenly finds a hold. A strong flu-like illness is taking the lives of many, and fear is becoming more prevalent.
As the sickness takes over, whole populations are decimated. Soon only the strongest, those with the best survival skills begin to take charge. Even with all of the destruction, Adam finds he is still a target. Racing across the country with his barista friend and another of her friends who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, he finds that they are barely able to stay ahead of his pursuers. As different groups vie for charge, he finds himself caught in the middle, not knowing which way to turn. Can he elude his pursuers and save these women, or will they fall victim to the killers stalking the countryside. Will Adam find out what he knows that the others are so avidly wanting? With no one to be accountable to, who will ride herd on those now in power?