Jack Porter knows all about how difficult life can be. He has no illusions about anyone stepping forward to offer him a hand, and is well aware that anything he wants from the future he'll have to earn for himself. So when a major attack destroys most of the fuel refineries and storage facilities along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, causing the US to run out of gas overnight, Jack isn't too worried. There might be hard times ahead for the country, but he's no stranger to hard times and is prepared to weather this disaster.
Or so he thinks.