Book cover - One Second After - Author William R. Forstchen

One Second After

Author William R. Forstchen

  • Release Date: 2011-04-26
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 3,226 Ratings

One Second After Summary

One Second After - 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.

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One Second After Review

  • Awesome book

    By Bbpfeiffer07
    Great book really well written
  • Oof

    By Gargledeez
    Absolutely terrible. The first book in my entire life I couldn’t finish.
  • All most good

    By rgmerkel
    Would have been okay but for an undertone of right-wing propaganda
  • This series is amazing!

    By DpalmerMT
    Great series and really makes you think! I hard a hard time putting this series down!!
  • Such a great read!

    By Drew Emmert
    This book is addicting! I love fictional apocalyptic books and have to say that this one is at the top of my list! This book is fantastic.
  • Awesome read!

    By carrie131313####
    So interesting and terrifying at the same time. If you like “the walking dead”, you will love this book!
  • I cried...a lot

    By grrrlchaos
    This book is well written and all too thorough. Prepare to take breaks. Stunning.
  • Do not recommend

    By roughday2018
    The EMP premise is interesting, but the writing style felt amateurish. Perhaps my mistake is comparing this to Cormac McCarthy’s book.
  • A glimpse into a possible future

    By PistolPeterson
    If you don’t know what an EMP or CME can do, please read this book. Take into consideration how quickly people lose their civility after a disaster and multiply it with panic and desperation. How long could you last? Odds are 90% you wouldn’t. This book puts America on notice. There’s no good excuse why our governments do not prepare for this situation and there’s no reason you shouldn’t.
  • A page turner

    By St. Bernardus
    This is a well written book and down right depressing. I would pick it up and put it down to escape the dark realities described in the story. I would then pick it up again to find out which direction the story would go. I will definitely check out his other books.