Tom and three of his friends go on a fly-in fishing trip into northern Canada. Disaster strikes immediately after they are all together at the camp. An EMP knocks out the electronics in the float plane that brought them there right after it had taken off. The plane crashes back into the lake and the campers try to save the pilot. Unfortunately, his pacemaker was fried by the EMP; but, he lives long enough to tell them about the flash of light he saw and his suspicion as to the cause.
The good news is that Tom is a prepper, has some supplies with him, and has a good deal of knowledge. And, Jordan is an EMT. The bad news is that they have no way to communicate with anyone, no idea if anyone else knows they are stranded there, and no idea is they will be rescued before the harsh weather of winter sets in.
They start off as friends, but will being isolated change the group dynamics? How will they deal with something other than a minor medical issue? Even with Tom’s knowledge will they be able to come together and make the necessary preparations to survive if they aren’t rescued?
Craven’s latest book in the Scorched Earth Novel series, Northern Lights, is a well written post-apocalyptic, prepper story. The scenery is described in vivid detail; and, the characters are brought to life in a way that makes them feel as though they are people you know. Regardless of the reason for them becoming stranded the storyline is very plausible. The story is told from Tom’s point of view. You will laugh and you will cry, but you will enjoy this book.
There were a handful of typos that I noted and sent to the author for review. And, there were a couple of questions I had about minor points in the story. The ending was rather abrupt and we never find out who initiated the EMP. Even though, I would still recommend this book. 4 out of 5 stars.
I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.