One Second After (A John Matherson Novel, 1)

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Author: Forstchen, William R.

Brand: Forge Books

Edition: First


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Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 352

Release Date: 24-11-2009

Details: Product Description A post-apocalyptic thriller of the after effects in the United States after a terrifying terrorist attack using electromagnetic pulse weapons. New York Times best selling author William R. Forstchen now brings us a story which can be all too terrifyingly real...a story in which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, a war that will send America back to the Dark Ages...A war based upon a weapon, an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP). A weapon that may already be in the hands of our enemies.Months before publication, One Second After has already been cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read, a book already being discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a truly realistic look at a weapon and its awesome power to destroy the entire United States, literally within one second. It is a weapon that the Wall Street Journal warns could shatter America. In the tradition of On the Beach, Fail Safe and Testament, this book, set in a typical American town, is a dire warning of what might be our future...and our end.The John Matherson Series#1 One Second After#2 One Year After#3 The Final DayOther BooksPillar to the Sky48 Hours Review “Civilization slides into the abyss of a new dark age in this horrifying apocalyptic novel. Forstchen has put Bin Laden's wet dream on paper and, in the process, taken civilization straight to the rack.” ―Stephen Coonts, author of The Assassin“The only thing more terrifying than this masterfully crafted story is the possibility of it actually happening―and not a damn thing being done to protect us.” ―W.E.B. Griffin & William E. Butterworth IV“Forstchen's work has flair and power.” ―Joel Rosenberg, author of The Sleeping Dragon“Good storytelling consists very simply of creating characters so believable that the reader forms a deep bond. Forstchen did such a damned fine job with One Second After that shortly after the first page, I had been reeled in hook, line, and sinker.” ―David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author of The Expediter About the Author William R. Forstchen is the author of the New York Times bestseller One Second After and We Look Like Men of War, among numerous other books in diverse subjects ranging from history to science fiction. He has co-authored several books with Newt Gingrich, including Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War, Pearl Harbor, Days of Infamy, To Try Men’s Souls and Valley Forge. Forstchen holds a Ph.D. in History from Purdue University, with specializations in military history and the history of technology. He is currently a Faculty Fellow and Professor of History at Montreat College, near Asheville North Carolina. He is a pilot and flies an original WWII recon "warbird." He resides near Asheville with his daughter Meghan. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Chapter OneBLACK MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA, 2:30 EDTJohn Matherson lifted the plastic bag off the counter."You sure I have the right ones?" he asked.Nancy, the owner of the shop, Ivy Corner, smiled. "Don`t worry, John; she already had them picked out weeks ago. Give her a big hug and kiss for me. Hard to believe she`s twelve today."John sighed and nodded, looking down at the bag, stuffed with a dozen Beanie Babies, one for each year of Jennifer`s life, which started twelve years ago this day."Hope she still wants these at thirteen," he said. "God save me when that first boy shows up at the door wanting to take her out."The two laughed, Nancy nodding in agreement. He was already enduring that with Elizabeth, his sixteen- year- old, and perhaps for that, and so many other reasons as well, he just wished that he could preserve, could drag out, just for a few more days, weeks, or months the precious time all fathers remember fondly, when they still had their "little girl."It was a beautiful spring day, the cherry trees lining the street in full bloom, a light shower of pi

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Package Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.1 x 1.3 inches

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