In the wake of a solar event, the likes of which hasn't been seen since 1859 when the height of technology was the telegraph, the northern hemisphere is faced with a new reality...a life without power. The electrical grids of virtually the entire planet have shorted out as a result of expected, but completely unplanned for, sunspot activity during the peak of the current solar cycle.
Joel Taylor and his family, along with a few close trusted friends, have to decide how--and even if--they can survive in their suburban Nashville neighborhood as things deteriorate within a matter of days with no electricity. Once they decide to strike out on their own, the only question that remains is where? Through the recent prior military service of Eric Tripp, one of the small group to leave the neighborhood, they are allowed to attach themselves to the local National Guard Unit until they decide where they are headed.
With the power out, and no communication with higher authority, the Guard is on its own and downtown Nashville is becoming a less safe place to be. The entire Armory, group and all, relocates to Natchez Trace State Park to set up operations for the duration of the crisis...however long that may be.
The second edition of Dark Grid was released in late August of 2012 to coincide with the release of its sequel, Dark Road. In addition to being comprehensively (professionally) edited for punctuation, grammar, wording and flow, the decision was made to remove profanity, vulgar language, and offensive references to Deity (i.e., use of the Lord's name in vain). Dark Grid has also been shortened by 16,000 words, to 352 pages in print and the equivalent on a Kindle, in order to remove redundant or unnecessary dialogue and to tighten up the story.