The story was good, if somewhat predictable in a lot of respects, and I'm a sucker for a good disaster novel. This one has what you would expect - fire, flood, poison gas, looters, psychos, and the rest. Goldberg is a good storyteller, and keeps the pacing as frantic as one would expect life post-disaster to be.
Some of the nice touches dealt with the fact that Martin, the protagonist, is a TV executive. It informs so much of his character, and nearly everything he experiences he has to process in terms of the disaster movies and similar TV shows he's seen or worked on. Naturally, Goldberg is a TV writer himself, so this is no surprise.
My favorite little touch of TV/movie theatricality in the book is the names of the chapters. Most of them reference TV, movies and songs. Nice touch.