One Second After
Publication Date: March 17, 2009
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"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.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is well-known as the architect of the Contract with America that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994. Speaker Gingrich has published twenty-four books, including thirteen fiction and non-fiction New York Times bestsellers. He resides in McLean, Virginia.
In his new novel, One Second After, Bill Forstchen paints a distinctly local picture of post-electric life. A history professor who's penned 40-some books, he imagines the end of the world as we know it, telling a tale of what he thinks it would be like in Western North Carolina.
"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
"One of the most intriguing writers today in the field of historical and military science fiction."--Harry Turtledove, author of Guns of the South
"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, author of Dance with the Dragon