Following the war, a radioactive cloud begins to sweep southwards poisoning everything in its path. An American submarine captain is among the survivors left sheltering in Australia, preparing with the locals for the inevitable. Despite his memories of his wife, he becomes close to a young woman struggling to accept the harsh realities of their situation. Then a Morse code signal is picked up and the submarine must set sail through the bleak ocean to search for signs of life.
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They are the last generation, the innocent victims of an accidental war, living out their last days, making do with what they have, hoping for a miracle. As the deadly rain moves ever closer, the world as we know it winds toward an inevitable end....
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Book Description Ballantine Books, 1981. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0345297326
Book Description Ballantine Books, 1981. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110345297326
Book Description Ballantine Books. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0345297326 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1039056