Sixteen year old Andrea (Andi) Martin lives in a very small town in Northern West Virginia. Her father has gone to a medical conference in Texas and her three best friends are spending the weekend with her and her sister Darla. The rain that has been coming down for four days gets worse. Trees are falling in the yard and when a large one hits the house, the housekeeper is killed in her bed. Their neighbors are aware that a 9.5 earthquake has been predicted, for their area, but most people are not taking it seriously. Andi and her friend Rob believe it is going to happen. They have prepared survival packs and are waiting to see what happens. When the quake hits they soon learn that they must go on foot to escape because the roads have been destroyed. This is only the beginning of a journey that will be more than one hundred miles on foot. Not all of them will survive, but they will meet other survivors and discover priceless treasures along the way. Most of all they will have to survive the many aftershocks, awaiting them.