Mike Mitchell is an average New Yorker struggling just to keep his family together when a string of disasters shreds the bustling megacity around them.
The Internet and communication networks go down…a deadly viral epidemic rages across the country…then a monster snowstorm cuts New York off from the world.
Days go by without contact to the outside world. Then weeks. Murder and vigilante justice replace law and order. Millions are trapped.
In the chaos, conspiracy theories rage about a foreign cyberattack–that this might be the first shockwave of a colossal global shift in power–but even this becomes unimportant as Mike and his family struggle for survival in the wintry tomb of a doomed New York.