Jeremy and his daughter have left their home in the mountains for a long and dangerous trek across the country to the city of San Diego. Sam aches to see the ocean but after years of dumping chemicals out to sea the marine life finally gave up. The entire planet’s water table has been destroyed, leaving no freshwater or marine life within their depths.
The story is reminiscent of McCarthy’s The Road, with the father and daughter pair travelling in a desolate world where the Earth is dying. The concept of the post-apocalyptic story is sound and the research that would have gone into developing the more scientific (sci-fi) parts must have been huge because it was certainly realistic to read. I do feel that the book needs another edit just to tighten the plot and make it flow better but on the whole, it works.