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.
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Waste of time
Huge fan of the author’s previous books. This one, however, seems rushed, filled with jaded notions of character traits , the characters hollow images of projected American exceptionalism. You’ve got typical ideas that have been so overused (military bad, gov bad), and straight up unbelievable courageousness (people happily letting go) that the book strings you along until the equally baffling and unsatisfying end.
Three stars given because, although this book was a literal waste of my time, the author’s other books are compelling and interesting reads that are for those that, like me, wanted to like this book and almost did.
I could not wait for this book to come out after reading the one second after trilogy. But this.... this was so disappointing. Way to much boring scientific jargon. To much bouncing around to other characters. Not enough action. Just very poorly done.