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Resurrection Day

    • 4.3 • 33 Ratings
    • $2.99
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Publisher Description

"Everyone remembers exactly what they were doing the day President Kennedy tried to kill them."

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In 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis brought the United States and the Soviet Union to the brink of the nuclear war. The crisis was averted, but what would have happened if war had broken out? In "Resurrection Day," award-winning author Brendan DuBois brings this horrific concept to life...

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New York Times bestselling author Lee Child: "'Resurrection Day' is the best 'what if' novel in years --- more clever and resonant than Robert Harris's 'Fatherland' --- and all the more scary because disaster was minutes away from happening for real. A book you'll read three times and keep on your shelves forever."

New York Times bestselling author William Martin: "What if the Russians had not blinked in October 1962? Brendan DuBois gives us the answer in this smart, suspenseful thriller, a frighteningly believable piece of alternative history. You'll be shocked on every page by a world so familiar in its details that the terrible changes seem commonplace. Brendan DuBois is a fine writer, at the top of his game."

Edgar-award winning author S.J. Rozan: "A convincing and terrifying look at an alternative history that could easily have been ours. DuBois's careful research and dark imagination weave together a story that you won't be able to put down --- and that you will be grateful is only fiction."


Publisher's Weekly (starred review): "In his first novel outside of his acclaimed Lewis Cole mystery series DuBois delivers an alternate-history thriller that deserves to be as popular as Robert Harris's 'Fatherland.' DuBois postulates an America that has been politically devastated by a nuclear exchange arising from the Cuban missile crisis... Cohesively plotted and smoothly written, steadily exciting and rife with clever conceits, this is what-if thriller fiction at its finest."

Booklist (starred review): "Like the best alternate-history fiction (Robert Harris' 'Fatherland' or the novels of Harry Turtledove), DuBois' tale is a feast for the mind, a what-if story that's so plausible it reads, at times, like nonfiction. In every way, this is a first-rate novel and one that is sure to appeal to a wide variety of readers."

Rocky Mountain News: "DuBois has done an extraordinary job of envisioning a world that might have been."

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Winner of the Sidewise Award for Best Alternative History Novel of the Year.

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With new Author's Afterward for the Smashwords edition.

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Brendan DuBois of New Hampshire is the award-winning author of 16 novels and more than 120 short stories. This is the first Smashwords publication of "Resurrection Day," which was previously published by Putnam.

His short fiction has appeared in Playboy, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and numerous other magazines and anthologies including “The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century,” published in 2000 by Houghton-Mifflin. Another one of his short stories appeared in in "The Year's Best Science Fiction 22nd Annual Collection" (St. Martin's Griffin, 2005) edited by Gardner Dozois

His short stories have twice won him the Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America, and have also earned him three Edgar Allan Poe Award nominations from the Mystery Writers of America.

He is also a one-time "Jeopardy!" game show champion.

"Resurrection Day" was previously released in print form by Putnam in 1999.

Cover art for this Kindle edition by Jeroen ten Berge.

Mysteries & Thrillers
March 18
Brendan DuBois
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

RaoulRadio ,

Excellent book!

What an excellent and satisfying read this book was. Wonderful alternate history scenario, with such great attention to detail that you can almost believe this actually happened.

Even after over 1000 pages, I still wanted more and was sad it was over.

Also wonderful that this complex plot was neatly wrapped up in just ONE book. Unlike so many other books here that require us to purchase 3 - 5 books to get to the conclusion.

Fcb760 ,

Great read!

Great read - good to see an alternate history story that isn't about the South winning the Civil War or the Nazis winning WW2. I couldn't put it down.

Nomad327 ,


An amazing alternative history novel! The plot and character development are outstanding well worth the read!

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