Sinking Sand; Grab the Pole is the story of U.S. Navy Seal John Thorne and is book one of the Compound Series by Lynn Vadney. Even John's training as a Seal did t prepare him for a society without ethics. Terrorism profoundly changed the world order and in the last two years he has escaped from the ruthless slave masters nine times. But merely escaping has proven to be useless. Recapture by the lawless authorities is a certainty. Anyone who controls remaining infrastructure or necessary services can exert extreme power. All who aren't in power are pressed into servitude. John has been searching for his wife and children for two and a half years. For six months after the first attack, he evaded the violence and made it to their home in Virginia. But he was unable to obtain any information. He is anxious to escape and continue his search.