It is easy to fantasize about a time before life got so complicated, the simpler days when you weren't constantly bombarded by depressing news from the television, the crushing debt required to keep up with the Joneses and the impending threat of war and terrorist attacks. But what if you were forced to live it? Terri Blackstock's latest thriller, Last Light, postulates what might happen if an unexplained atmospheric disturbance suddenly knocked out all power, worldwide. No electricity. No telecommunications. No computers. It is a brave new world, where everything is reduced to animal instinct, human cunning and divine intervention. Last Light is a thought-provoking thriller that will have you second-guessing your own ability to survive in a world without modern conveniences. Mike Parker is a former pastor who writes from Murfreesboro, Tennessee.