One Year After is the New York Times bestselling follow-up to William R. Forstchen’s smash hit One Second After, the novel cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read
The story 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, like electricity, radio communications, and medications. When a “federal administrator” arrives in a nearby city, they dare to hope that a new national government is finally emerging.
That hope quickly diminishes when town administrator John Matherson learns that most of the young men and women in the community are to be drafted into the “Army of National Recovery” and sent to trouble spots hundreds of miles away. He and the people of Black Mountain protest vehemently. But “the New Regime” is already tyrannizing one nearby community.
Will Matherson’s friends and neighbors be next?
The John Matherson Series
#1 One Second After
#2 One Year After
#3 The Final Day
Pillar to the Sky
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“William Forstchen's novel, Pillar to the Sky tells the story of a world sinking into apocalypse, which can only be saved by a radical and terrifying experiment. This is a fascinating, fiercely passionate, well-honed thriller full of innovative insights, suspense and cutting edge science. I highly recommend it.” —Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Impact and The Codex on the works of William R. Forstchen
“Civilization slides into the abyss of a new dark age in this horrifying apocalyptic novel. Forstchen has put Bin Laden's dream on paper and, in the process, taken civilization straight to the rack.” —Stephen Coonts, author of The Assassin on the works of William R. Forstchen