In Los Angeles, Tom Lyton works as a sucessful scriptwriter. He's father to a precious baby girl, husband to a beautiful wife.
Megan Smith is a rising star in the financial world, manipulating the commodities market for personal gain from a New York office.
On his rural property in Illinois, Peter Wilson works the land and cares for his small family.
In a mere moment, everything changes.
A series of catastrophic natural events throws the world into a mass panic-and a virtual silence. Communication systems and computer technologies are devastated. Law and order all but vanish as domestic terrorism and vigilante justice battle to control the terrified population. In the wake of the disaster, Tom, Megan and Peter must each comfort ghosts of the past to forge ahead and find hope for the future.