From The New York Times bestselling author of the smash hit One Second After series comes 48 Hours, a nail-biting and prescient thriller about a solar storm with the power to destroy the world's electrical infrastructure.
In 48 hours, the Earth will be hit by a coronal mass ejection (CME) from the sun, a "Carrington Event" that has the power to shut down and possibly destroy the world's electrical infrastructure. To try and prevent permanent damage, everything goes dark prior to the hit: Global communications are shut down; hospital emergency generators are disconnected; the entire internet, media broadcasting, and cell phone systems are turned off.
Will the world's population successfully defend itself in the wake of the CME, or will mass panic lead to the breakdown of society as we know it?
William R. Forstchen is at his best in 48 Hours, a tale of the resilience of American citizens when faced with a crisis.
This is a good book. It’s a thought provoking aspect of the future. It’s a post script to “Lucifers Hammer”. Politically Correct people will not enjoy it as it is NOT scripted non offensive diatribe. Enjoy
If I could give it a negative star I would
Bill Nye the science guy waving around a 44. Mag blind folded trying to prove rotation of the earth while shooting is where I stopped listening. Yes you heard it. Bill Nye the science guy shooting a 44mag.
You get what you pay for
I bought this audio book because it was cheap and I needed something distracting to to paint to. What ended up distracting me was how poor a read it ended up being. Weak premise, clenched dialogue, even mixed with a bit of coded racialism. A made for TV movie novel I assume. Perhaps that’s what the market wants. Not me.