One Second After (A John Matherson Novel #1) (Paperback)

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This is a thought provoking look at life after war, when America suffers an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP), a weapon that may actually already exist. In this post-apocalyptic novel, John Matherson hopes to save his family and his small North Carolina town from the chaos left behind. Forced back into the Dark Ages, Matherson is desperate to restore order and civility, while fighting obstacles on all levels. Imagine no technology, little transportation and a limited amount of resources. How long until the medicine is gone? Or, the food supply? What happens to all the medicated people when their drug no longer exists? This book made me take a close look at my friends and family and wonder…how long would they survive? I was terrified by this novel.

— From Kristin


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.

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#2 One Year After
#3 The Final Day

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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.

Praise For…

“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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780765327253
ISBN-10: 0765327252
Publisher: Forge Books
Publication Date: November 24th, 2009
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: A John Matherson Novel
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