BLACK MONDAY by R. Scott Reiss is my latest nightmare-inducer.
The premise of this tightly written, chilling work is fairly
simple: something has invaded most of the world's gas supply, thus
rendering a majority of internal combustion engines inoperative.
Planes fall out of the sky, food sits rotting, people get hungry
and the natives grow restless.
Reiss doesn't dawdle on the road to chaos. Just like those first
few raindrops in the middle of a picnic that herald the start of a
deluge, he kicks things off with a couple of early warnings: planes
mysteriously crash and cars suddenly stop running. There's a scene
near the beginning