by Stephen Wallenfels

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When the alien spheres arrive they announce themselves with a deafening shriek. Their black ships fill the skies, and anyone caught beneath them vanishes in a flash of blue-white light. The survivors remain indoors, severed from all telecommunication, unaware if what is happening in their neighborhoods is also happening around the world.

Josh is trapped at home with his father, whose sanity is starting to erode from the endless confinement. Megs struggles to survive in a hotel parking garage, where she sees human nature at its worst. For both of them, food, water, and time are running out.

And hovering patiently above them is an extraterrestrial enemy that has inexplicably declared war against humanity…