The Defiant

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 923 ratings

The Defiant: Grid Down Publisher's Summary

When the lights go out, can you survive?

For years, a few have warned that a day of reckoning was coming, but those warnings went unheeded and even mocked. Then that day came...

When Nicholas McNeil, a father and dedicated husband, turned out the lights in his suburban home Sunday night, they would never turn on again. During the early Monday morning hours, a spectacular and well-coordinated attack destroys the grid and brings the United States to its knees.

Nicholas was a man who had heeded the warnings to a degree, but most did not. With a society unprepared and a government overwhelmed, panic turns to chaos and soon violence.

Fighting for what resources are still available, Nicholas and his family also find themselves fighting to survive as society turns on itself.

©2015 John W. Vance (P)2015 John W. Vance
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  • Book 1

    • The Defiant: Grid Down

    • By: John W. Vance
    • Narrated by: Joseph Morton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 636
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 585
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 583

    When Nicholas McNeil, a father and dedicated husband, turned out the lights in his suburban home Sunday night, they would never turn on again. During the early Monday morning hours, a spectacular and well-coordinated attack destroys the grid and brings the United States to its knees.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A better SHTF novel.

    • By Corey J. Polesel on 05-09-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • The Defiant: An Unbeaten Path

    • The Defiant Series Volume 2
    • By: John W. Vance
    • Narrated by: Joseph Morton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268

    Two weeks have passed since the lights went out and in that time, Nicholas McNeil has assembled the equipment, a team of devoted survivors and has located a safe place to go hunker down. The catch is that it's over a thousand miles away. He is ready for a tough journey but as the miles grow longer he discovers he's not quite as prepared for what mankind is capable of until he's face to face with it. He discovers the once picturesque landscape has been replaced with brutality and barbarism.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good premise, until we had to copy National Treasu

    • By Daniel on 08-17-15

    Regular price: $19.95