A brilliant, chilling novel of the effects of twenty years of world drought and famine capped by global nuclear war with the world's only survivors holded up in underground farms.
-Of an environment of gone berzerk, causing a mile high canopy of solidified dust to completely encircle and seal the earth, turning the surface below into a super heated inferno.
-Of thousands of survivors, despoiling their underground sanctuary in the same manner as they had the surface above.
-Of seven who flee in search of the rumored paradise which supposedly exists somewhere aboved the dust band high in the mountains. And of their pursuers and of their pursuers, pursuers, the madmen from granite mountain.