Richard O. Benton's latest work:
A national biotech corporation recruits fifty men and fifty women for a two-year experiment. They will live and work in total isolation from the rest of the world.
They are excited by their charge, but four months after being irrevocably buried inside a remote mountain in Canada’s Yukon Territory, an insane dictator uses a hydrogen bomb to destroy Washington and it sets off World War III. Humanity is wiped from the face of the Earth.
Locked within their mountain, the one hundred survive, but they are so discouraged by the stupidity and madness of humanity that many think the race should die. The survival instinct wins out, and they decide to repopulate the planet, but they must do it better this time.
The problem? They must find a way to change human nature's dark side, or the future will again carry the seeds of its own destruction. Can they change themsleves or will they need help? Where would help come from? They sure can’t ask other people.
Then they discover there’s a wild card, a very important wild card! Therein lies this incredible story.