This book describes the perils of life after the world is changed by nuclear exchanges around the world. The earth will be drastically changed for the worse. Survival will depend on your ability to provide for yourself and defend what you have. Those who are unable to do that, will be totally dependent upon the one world government to provide for their needs.
There will be no way to buy or sell without getting a CHIP from the government for identification. Everyone in the civilized world would be tracked by a microchip for their own safety. It is the Citizens Health Information Program. A person could not receive any rations of food or medication without "The Mark."
Once organized the New World Order decided who would live and whoe would die in its society. This group of rebels are able to evade capture until the end of the world.