Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.
What disappointed you about One Second After?
The concept of the story was interesting and has a lot of potential. However, the characters were not believable and the author seemed more focused on preaching about how we were ill-prepared for an EMP disaster rather than letting the story develop and letting the story covey the message. I had a really hard time getting behind any one character and cheering them on. John the main character was sanctimonious and I felt the reactions of many of the characters not consistent with similar stories, historical disasters, or with my experience dealing with people. Over all a missed opportunity to tell a good story.
In a world of conflicted loyalties, rapidly diminishing human power, and the possibility that anyone can be a spy, what's at stake is nothing less than human freedom's last hope to survive the technology revolution.
Awesome sorry. I loved it. Must read. just enough action and technology with some unexpected hero's.