Desperate Times by Nicholas Antinozzi
Approx. 109,680 words.
Published on April 4, 2010.
Jimmy Logan wakes up to find that the dollar has crashed. There is a run on the banks and they quickly close their doors. People panic as other businesses follow suit. Fortunately, Jimmy has friends who have built their "house of bricks" and have invited him to stay with them. They soon learn that the woods is full of wolves; desperate people, prepared to do anything to feed their families.