America, once a thriving and prosperous nation, is now an empty decaying wasteland - everything changed in the blink of an eye. In Grid Down: Reality Bites, a high-altitude nuclear blast causing an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) destroys the power grid, catapulting life as we knew it back to the 1800s. The saga continues in Grid Down: Perceptions of Reality (Volume 2, Part 3). A small band of survivors desperately struggle to survive the chaos that ensues. Now a post-apocalyptic world, they must rely on their primal instincts to escape destruction, disease, and death. In this book, the story of Grid Down continues, following Mark and Eric with their small band of survivors.