What’s the worst case scenario of global warming? A two-hundred foot increase in sea level, killing billlions of people and seventy percent of ocean life? The collapse of government and the decline of civilization into warring tribes and clans? In 2024, the Antarctic Ice Cap slides into the ocean, caused by a combination of global warming and a shifting of continental tectonic plates. Prior to the catastrophe, two engineers, Jerry Miller and Hal Jernigan, built Hebron, a high-tech, self-sufficient village on the Tennessee River. The two make for Chicago, the country’s new capital, with a survival plan for the nation, but find the government in chaos. Worse, President Woodrow Wolfe has fallen under the influence of a televangelist who convinces him Armageddon is at hand. In his confusion, Wolfe views the masses streaming into Chicago seeking aid as the enemy. Miller and Jernigan find themselves in an explosive confrontation, with America’s future dependent on the outcome.
Cap’n Ron hails from Natchez on the bluffs of the Mississippi River and was a banker for thirty-five years. He was introduced to sailing in his twenties and dreamed of circumnavigating the globe on a sailboat. His wife Jeanne, a native of Steens, Mississippi, was a former English teacher, banker, and freelance writer with several magazine articles and short stories to her credit. In 1997, she and Cap’n Ron cast off the dock lines in Pensacola, Florida, aboard Tewsday, a 38-foot Island Packet sailboat. They cruised on Tewsday and on Vixen, a 52-foot Tayana, for four years in the Caribbean, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans. They returned to shore in Pensacola in 2001 and now divide their time between twelve grandchildren, thier poodle Max, and writing.