New York Times bestselling author William R. Forstchen brings us a terrifying story of an all-too-possible future. In one second, an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) sends America back to the Dark Ages. The nation struggles to rebuild itself after the EMP wipes out all electricity and plunges the country into darkness. John Matherson fights to save his family and his small North Carolina town as they suffer starvation, war, and countless deaths before beginning to recover technology and supplies they had once taken for granted. The road to recovery isn’t easy; rebuilding will take everything they have.
Months before publication, One Second After was cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read, a book 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 series, set in a typical American town, is a dire warning of what might be our future . . . and our end.