Poignant, extremely well-researched sci-fi. Dirty bombs, arson, and a nuclear meltdown caused residents of the village of Locklee to seek informed and creative answers as they struggle to respond to the needs of forced emigrants for decontamination, clothing, food, water, shelter, and medical care. Estranged lovers Natalie and Thaw find their passion matured but rekindled. Winter is coming. Radiation sickness, decontamination, lack of food, housing, and proper sanitation threaten News and Townies who come together resolved to survive. The passionate and thrilling story of a small mountain village’s fight for survival. Released as an eBook for the 2011 anniversary of 9/11.