This "rare and unusual" Post-apocalyptic fiction sci-fi anthology series of beloved characters from the bestselling classic original Prepper Trilogy and a motley crew of diverse survivors and heroes living on lakes and rivers drawn from other books from Mr. Foster years as a apocalyptic and dystopian fiction writer all meet up at the yearly Trade Rendezvous. This mystery/thriller story begins in the heart of a crisis five years after the power grid went down. This apocalyptic drama sets the stage and gives the reader a chance to see several newly introduced characters interacting with their favorite old ones as well as a glimpse at their back stories of survival.
After barely surviving the first economic collapse in the country the Free Traders guild formed a bank and backed trade notes with gold and silver. The new emergency government of the United States has just confiscated all the metal in that bank and the traders are wondering what to do with all the bits of paper they are left holding.
There are vast expanses of highways and deserted roads connecting ruined cities and scorched and overgrown wilderness between the FEMA camps, tiny trade towns and small community enclaves in the New South. The areas between one point and another is a world without rule of law (WROL) and are menaced by gangs and highwaymen. Armed trade groups travel in small convoys, making a living by carrying food, fuel, and other special trade goods between the towns and at a central meeting place twice a year called Rendezvous. This ambitious amalgam of prepper fiction and post-apocalyptic novel splices mystery and action together through its strong heroes interconnected character-driven narratives. Dixon is one of these survivor narrators and traders as well as the owner operator of a homemade armored bus traveling the back roads that tells his point of view of this apocalyptic adventure.