Book: One Second After
Author: William Forstchen
This is my 54th read for the year
This is the story about John. John and his family live in North Carolina. Johns wife died from cancer, and now he is solely repsonsible for his two daughters, one a diabetic. His mother in law has been a source of comfort and help since he lost his wife and he is glad to have her support. One day, the power goes out and all the cars stop. It is soon discovered that America has been the victim of an EMP attack. Thus begins trying to figure out how to survive without any form of communication on what is going on outside their small town. John joins a small committee to help establish some form of order until help hopefully arrives. He is ex-military turned History Professor and the town looks to him for leadership. A country that ignored dire warnings of this one day happening is brought to its knees in an instant.
Thiswas just an okay book. And that is probably being generous. If you are a fan of military centered books then this is the book for you. I did a lot of eye rolling. The main character has a daughter who is a diabetic, and keeping her alive was not the main focus of this book. He left her in the care of his 16 year old daughter and his mother-in-law and a woman he just met. It was just bizaare. This was written by a military man, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised. It was just odd.
Eh - it was a good idea. I do love a good apocolyptic book, but I won't be continuing with this series.