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One Year After

One Year After

A John Matherson Novel

A John Matherson Novel (Volume 2)

William R. Forstchen

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Months before publication, William R. Forstchen’s One Second After was cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read. This thrilling follow-up to that smash hit begins one year after One Second After ends, two years since nuclear weapons were detonated above the United States and brought America to its knees. After months of suffering starvation, war, and countless deaths, the survivors of Black Mountain, North Carolina, are beginning to recover technology and supplies they had once taken for granted. When a “federal administrator” arrives in a nearby city, they dare to hope that a new national government is finally emerging.

Progress is halted when the young men and women in the community are drafted into the “Army of National Recovery.” Town administrator John Matherson and the people of Black Mountain protest vehemently. But “the New Regime” is already tyrannizing one nearby community, and it seems that Matherson’s friends and neighbors will be next.

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EXCERPT

CHAPTER ONE

DAY 730



"Daddy, I've been drafted."

John Matherson, who had endured so many shocks in life, sighed, wearily sat back in his office chair, and looked up at his daughter Elizabeth. Elizabeth's eyes revealed...

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“A fine postapocalyptic thriller, with richly drawn characters and the kind of story that we can easily imagine happening.” —Booklist

“Forstchen is the prophet of a new Dark Age. The wise will listen.” —Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of War

“The people were so real that I felt as if I had known them for a very long time after just the first few pages. And that, in my book, is true story telling that only the rarest of writers ever master. . . . Bill has perfected his talent.” —David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author of The Fourth Horseman

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William R. Forstchen

WILLIAM R. FORSTCHEN is the New York Times bestselling author of One Second After, among numerous other books in diverse subjects ranging from history to science fiction. Forstchen holds a Ph.D. in history from Purdue University, with specializations in military history and the history of technology. He is currently a faculty fellow and professor of history at Montreat College, near Asheville, North Carolina.

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