Daybreak

3 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 126 ratings

Directive 51 Publisher's Summary

It is known as National Security Presidential Directive NSPD 51. Signed in 2007, it claims specific Federal powers in the event of a “catastrophic emergency”…

Heather O’Grainne is the assistant secretary in the Office of Future Threat Assessment, investigating rumors surrounding something called “Daybreak.” Part philosophic discussion, part international terrorist faction, and part artists’ movement, it’s a group of diverse people with radical ideas who have only one thing in common — their hatred for the Big System and their desire to take it down. Until Heather can determine whether these people are all talk and no action, she wants to keep this information from going public.

But Daybreak is about to become a lot less secret. Seemingly random events in a recycling facility in Wyoming, on an island off the coast of California, and in Jayapura, Indonesia — where the plane carrying the Vice President has suddenly vanished — are in fact connected as part of a plan to destroy modern civilization.

America is at the dawn of a new primitive age — an age that will eliminate the country’s top government personnel, leaving the nation no choice but to implement its emergency contingency program: Directive 51.

©2010 John Barnes (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Directive 51

    • By: John Barnes
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 21 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Heather O’Grainne is the assistant secretary in the Office of Future Threat Assessment, investigating rumors surrounding something called “Daybreak.” Part philosophic discussion, part international terrorist faction, and part artists’ movement, it’s a group of diverse people with radical ideas who have only one thing in common — their hatred for the Big System and their desire to take it down. Until Heather can determine whether these people are all talk and no action, she wants to keep this information from going public.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Very disappointing, don't waste your credit.

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-29-10

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 2

    • Daybreak Zero

    • By: John Barnes
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    In late 2024, Daybreak, a movement of post-apocalyptic eco-saboteurs, smashed modern civilization to its knees. That story, along with Heather O'Grainne's, was told in Directive 51. Now Heather's story continues in Daybreak Zero. In the summer of 2025, she leads a tiny organization of scientists, spies, scouts, entrepreneurs, engineers, dreamers, and daredevils based in Pueblo, Colorado. Both of the almost-warring governments of the United States have charged them with an all but impossible mission: find a way to put the world back together.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed reading!

    • By Jill on 09-13-17

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 3

    • The Last President

    • Daybreak, Book 3
    • By: John Barnes
    • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    For more than a year, Heather O'Grainne and her small band of heroes, operating out of Pueblo, Colorado, have struggled to pull the United States back together after it shattered under the impact of the event known as Daybreak. Now they are poised to bring the three or four biggest remaining pieces together, with a real President and Congress, under the full Constitution again. Heather is very close to fulfilling her oath, creating a safe haven for civilization to be reborn. But other forces are rising too.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great series!

    • By Jill on 09-13-17

    Regular price: $29.99