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Suddenly everything electrical fails. What does survival require?

Cap Parlier’s Apocalypse Endeavor raises a serious question of survival, as the cover phrase suggests—what if you were stranded in the Rocky Mountains in deep winter, and everything electrical was rendered inoperable and non-functional?

The Parks family, including their pregnant daughter, three younger sons and an unrelated friend, arrived for an annual, pre-Christmas, ski holiday in Breckenridge, Colorado, only to be thrust into a desperate survival situation where there is no law—only survival of the fittest.  The pervasiveness of the electrical failure from electronic watches to the electrical grid suggested to Carl Parks that the duration would be virtually permanent—no rescue, no help, no supplies, no communications.  The patriarch uses his skills learned in service with the Marine Corps to provide for his family and prepare them for the long trek out of the mountains.  They must make it through winter and into the spring thaw before the roads clear enough to enable their hike out of the mountains.

The family must sort out the good people from the bad characters they encounter, while they search for food and other necessities of life.  Gradually, they join with other families in the exact same struggle to form a collective group for mutual protection and support.  Their pregnant daughter Lisa eventually goes into labor and gives birth to her newborn daughter in conditions that would easily be described as medieval.

Cap weaves an intriguing story that engages the reader and makes us think . . . what if . . .