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THE CATALYST SERIES


THIS IS HOW THE WORLD ENDS

An ordinary man helplessly watches the world around him begin to crumble after a massive solar flare cripples most of the world’s power grids and electrical devices with catastrophic consequences. While the thin veneer of normalcy stubbornly shrouds the coming collapse, Scott Montgomery realizes the truth; not just about the extent of the damage done to the world’s infrastructure, but also about the drastic plans a shadow government has for recovery

BASED LARGELY IN FACTS


  • Our Power Grid is Vulnerable

    Experts agree that the national electric grid is vulnerable—not just to CME/EMP blast, but also to cyber-attacks. The cost to prepare, much less prevent, a grid-down scenario has so far been seen by government as a poor investment.

  • Millions Will Perish

    Few of us stop to realize how dependent we are on electrical power for every aspect of our lives. While a power outage is normally just an inconvenience, what happens when the power stays off?

  • No help is coming

    Most of us trust our leaders and our government to have a plan for dealing with catastrophe, but as we have seen from large-scale disasters like Hurricane Katrina, that trust may be misplaced. What will happen if the disaster is on a truly global scale? The simple logistics of rendering aid will make it nearly hopeless.

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the STORY


THE WHO

The somewhat unlikely hero, Scott, sees the world go dark first from the seat of his bike. As this loner computer geek struggles to adapt and survive the social collapse of civilization, we see him presented with challenges all of us might face.

THE WHERE

Our setting is a fictional, small coastal town in Mississippi. One of the main hangouts is Castro’s Sports Bar. This one in Gulf Shores, AL, was the inspiration for that location.

SOLO

One of our heroes in Book One is Solo, a Hungarian Kuvasz, which are known for their ferocity and occasional anti-social behavior.

The WHAT

Catalyst: Downward Cycle is a story with multiple antagonists, none any larger than our sun. The solar flare (or CME) that strikes Earth may be the beginning of the end for our planet.

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Accomplished voice actor Steven Varnum as the narrator for Catalyst: Downward Cycle. .Book One of the Catalyst series is now available on Amazon, Audible and iTunes

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BOOK TWO IN THE SEIES

Kingdoms of Sorrow, Book Two of the Catalyst Series is now available. The story continues, With civilization in ruins, individuals band together to survive and build a new society. The threats are both grave and numerous—surely too many for a small group to weather. This is a harrowing story of survival following the collapse of the planet’s electric grids in book one, Downward Cycle.