In his bestselling novels, The Borrowed World and Ashes Of The Unspeakable, Franklin Horton showed us a nation facing societal collapse from a coordinated ISIS attack on the American infrastructure. Most of the country is without power, communication, and fuel. As a result of the attack, a group of business travelers in Virginia found themselves among the millions stranded on the highways with no idea how they would be getting home.
In this third installment, Legion of Despair, the country is teetering on the brink of anarchy. While one of the stranded travelers, Jim Powell, made it home and is working to establish a safe, sustainable enclave for his family, his co-workers Gary and Alice are not faring as well.
After spending hundreds of painful miles dreaming of his reunion with his family, Gary arrives home to find them in danger. Now he must face the painful decision as to whether his family might need greater numbers and a better location to survive the collapse.
While Gary’s homecoming is bittersweet, he at least found his way into the arms of his family. His co-worker Alice has awakened on the cold concrete floor of a basement, bound and at the mercy of a madman. She doesn’t know if she will ever see her son or husband again. All she knows for certain is that the man in front of her has already brutally killed her friend, Rebecca, and unless she escapes, he’ll kill her, too.