Barnard’s Star, light years away from Earth, went supernova. Now, six years later, the influence of that catastrophe is just reaching our planet. When the resultant EMP strikes Earth, the world is sent back to the Stone Age. Yet it soon grows evident there are worse things hidden in the dark matter released with the EMP. Human aggression goes off the charts. Violent eruptions become normal. Small disagreements become bloodbaths. Combined with the effects of the EMP, just surviving becomes a challenge.