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Marc Elsberg - Black Out (2nd Hand Paperback)

£2.70
SKU B000090
Synopsis

This is a thought provoking debut thriller which bleakly and realistically depicts the meltdown of the world as we know it when a hacker attack instigates a power blackout in Europe.

Tomorrow will be too late.

On a cold dark winter's night in Milan Pietro Manzano is thrown out of his car as traffic lights no longer work and the electricity grid collapses. A former hacker, Manzano joins the efforts of those entrusted to restore power and tries to chase down who is behind it. To his dismay, his past has turned him into a prime suspect which forces him to go on the run with the Paris based American journalist, Shannon, in a desperate race to get the power switched back on and prevent a global catastrophe.

Initially people respond positively and well to the situation but it does not take long before all this changes. It is a real eye opener to read just how much of modern society's infrastructure is completely reliant on power.

The seeds of unrest are sown as people become cold and hungry, and tragedies become inevitable. Nuclear power stations begin to pose dangers amidst other grave concerns.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Category : Fiction - Suspense & Thriller
  • Condition : Good
  • Published : 2017
  • ISBN : 9781784161997
  • SKU : B000090
  • PPC : SP350gm
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"The story shifts from country to country including Germany, France, UK, Netherlands and Austria. Manzano and Shannon solidify as their relationship begins to develops. They become closer and more united, at the beginning things were more fraught between them. There is real tension and suspense as they frantically try to ensure power returns as escalating horrors take place and politicians prove to be ineffectual in their responses and corporations become more self serving." - Publisher.

The Author

Marc Elsberg is a former creative director in advertising. His debut thriller, the high-concept disaster thriller Blackout became a bestseller and one of the most successful thrillers of its kind in Germany. He has also given a TEDx talk on the subject of the horrors of an electrical grid failure.