All that remains are their clothes and belongings ... and anoverwhelming sense of terror. The vanishings cause unmannedvehicles to crash and burn. Emergency forces everywhere aredevastated. Gridlock, riots and looting overrun the cities.And there is no one to help or provide answers. In aninstant, the earth has been plunged into darkness. For RAYSTEELE, the pilot of a jumbo jet, it means trying to calmhis hysterical passengers who saw loved ones vanish beforetheir eyes. It also means trying to land his damaged planewhen every airport is jammed with burning wrecks, all whilewishing that he could talk to his family one last time. ForBUCK WILLIAMS, the world-renowned journalist trapped at30,000 feet, it means a struggle to understand theincomprehensible, the most devastating event in history. Andfor CHLOE STEELE, Ray's daughter back on the ground, itmeans trying to find her mother and brother. Lost in a worldof chaos, she is forced to head home through a world wheredespair and rage rule the day. This is the story of theRapture, the story of those LEFT BEHIND.