The book was not written to address fake news directly as the project started almost seven years ago, but the emphasis was always on why people believed things that were  not true and had no evidence to support them. The story follows the investigation of the 1988 Sky Fall Event in Portugal with discussions and reflections on the other Sky Fall Events in history.

'When the Sky Falls' is Joseph Bendoski's debut novel, and follows a group of CIA agents as they investigate mass hysteria induced by Fake News around the world.