by T.C. Brady and Len Barnhart
The Eighth Day:
One warm, sunny afternoon in early September, a number of people in
rural Middleton observe a grizzled, older man careening past in his
red truck. The truck gains speed and fails to stop at the end of the
street, crashing hard into a utility pole and sheering it off.
As the onlookers run to offer assistance, the man has vanished,
despite that no one took their eyes off of the truck and no one had
emerged from within it. Then comes the news that little Amy Wallace,
the six year old daughter of Madison Wallace, the local bartender,
vanishes off her school-bus. One minute she was there, plainly
visible in the driver's rear view mirror, the next she was gone --
vanished into thin air. The questions raised are the talk of the
town, a straight up mystery in their midst. Little do they realize
as they bandy their speculations that the whole human race has
embarked upon the greatest mystery planet Earth will ever face.
By day two the
number of mysterious disappearances has increased to several
thousand, and then again exponentially on day three and day four.
Someone can turn a corner, leaving your sight, and never be seen
Citizen's and families band together to search and comfort each
other, even as society and infrastructure begin to slowly unravel.
As though they all
didn't have enough to deal with, Iran and Israel have chosen this
moment in human history to enter a war of mutual destruction,
bringing to bear all of the ugly war weapons of mankind on one
The Eighth Day
follows two bands of survivors in the United States as they
attempt to survive, find answers to the mystery, and locate their
vanished loved ones before it's too late.
Maddie Wallace, the mother of the missing 6 year old, along with
her son Josh, Colin Flannigan, a local pro-baseball player, his
baby sister, Kiera and his Great Uncle Shamus, a local priest, and
a growing group of their friends set off in search of the source
of a rumor about where the missing have gone.
Meanwhile, in a
small town in Indiana another family must decide what to do in the
wake of the disappearances and a devolving society faced with the
loss of modern conveniences as the country's electric grid falls,
Martial Law is instituted and an unknown enemy sets out to destroy
America and for all they know, the world.
Gina and Terrance Starks, Gina's brother, Jamal and her best
friend, Lynnie set out from their Indiana home in an RV, headed
toward a remote cabin in the mountains of Montana to wait out the
scare, but they are faced with some terrible, life-altering events
along the way, as well as some wonderful, life-affirming miracles.
Both groups are
asking themselves the inevitable question: Is this the end of the
world? Where have the missing people gone? More disappear each
day, each hour...Is this God's plan or is it something else,
something much more staggering, because after all - who is God?
Perhaps they will find all of the answers they seek, or perhaps
time will run out for them all. One thing is certain, they are in
a race against time to find the answers they seek.
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