After the Crash.
It takes place in the future, but there are no cool advanced technical gadgets or weapons. In fact, most people are living like it’s the American frontier all over again. Terrorists used nuclear devices to simultaneously destroy most major US cities, as well as major cities in other countries. With the huge loss of life, the infrastructure crumbled. Hospitals and rescue services were so overwhelmed that they failed. The survivors fled from the cities, and the rural areas were then overwhelmed. Sewer systems failed, food ran out and disease ran rampant. Government broke down. Computer systems crashed due to cyber warfare. The terrorists also released a virus that later came to be known as the Woman Killer Plague. It killed both men and women but more women died. In fewer than 20 years the population was less than 10% of what it had been, and there was only 1 woman for every 200 men. There was no internet, no cars, no phones, but werewolves and other paranormals have emerged and made themselves known.
In 2014 a plane takes off from Minneapolis heading for Denver. It crashes somewhere in rural Nebraska, and cell phones, laptops and other technology don’t work. The survivors don’t realize they have been flung forward in time to 2064, fifty years after the nuclear attacks. With medical aid desperately needed for the injured, six of the survivors who were not badly injured are asked to pair up and walk to find help.
Now we are already at the 5th book of this fun series! Again is Maddy not making it easy for her main characters but all ends well as always for Ellie and Quill.