Chalk is an ex-FBI agent whose specializations are cults and computer forensics. The tools of his trade as a PI are a Porsche 911, an unregistered Glock, modified cellphones, radios, and an eclectic collection of computers. He suffers from bipolar disorder, lives alone and hopes to one day be able to see his son without the constraints placed on him by the courts.
Carac Allison started playing with PET and Tandy computers when he was a young teen. He learned to write on a Commodore 64 but he was never much of a programmer.
When he finished his undergraduate degree, Carac started working for the University of Western Ontario as a low level clerk. He went on to found the Web and IT Team in Student Services and has directed projects on database security, electronic data interchange, mobile devices and distributed online identity. As a member of Western's Information Group on Security, the Risk Assessment team and an investigator in student hacking cases, he has seen the good, the bad and the ugly of the digital frontier.
Visit Carac Allison's website at caracallison.com
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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In the fourth installment of the award-winning and USA Today bestselling Hell Divers series, the Sea Wolf sets out to search for the Metal Islands. Leading the expedition is legendary Hell Diver Xavier Rodriguez. After enduring for a decade on the poisoned surface, his survival skills will be put to the test on the dangerous open seas. But storms, sea monsters, and the cannibalistic Cazadores aren't the only threat to X and his small crew. Their mission will uncover hard truths about the history of the war that left humankind stranded in the air for centuries. And the fate of those still living on the airships might very well rest on this fragile and perilous journey to find a new home.
From the bestselling author that brought you the award-winning Extinction Cycle series, comes an all new vision of the apocalypse and the future of humanity.
More than two centuries after World War III poisoned the planet, the final bastion of humanity lives on massive airships circling the globe in search for a habitable area to call home. Aging and outdated, most of the ships plummeted back to earth long ago. The only thing keeping the two surviving lifeboats in the sky are Hell Divers: men and women who risk their lives by diving to the surface to scavenge for parts the ships desperately need.
When one of the remaining airships is damaged in an electrical storm, a Hell Diver team is deployed to a hostile zone called Hades. But there's something down there that's far worse than the mutated creatures discovered on dives in the past-something that threatens the fragile future of humanity.
"Amazing settings, great characters, the end of the world shouldn't be this much fun!"-Matthew Mather, author of CyberStorm
"An exciting new take on the end of the world and a thrilling race to survive... Sure to delight fans of survival and post-apocalyptic thrillers." -A.G. Riddle, author of The Atlantis Gene
"Relentless action and danger in a gritty postapocalyptic world where survival depends on a few brave men and women. Hell Divers is one hell of a page turner!"-Bob Mayer, New York Times bestselling author of the Area 51 series
"An action-packed page-turner...You won't be able to put this book down until the last searing page."-Mike Shepherd, New York Times bestselling author
"A terrific blend of high-concept and wild action...A must for fans of smart postapocalyptic storytelling."-Sam Sisavath, author of the Purge of Babylon series
"Hugh Howey meets Michael Crichton in Nicholas Smith's latest post-apocalyptic thriller...Smith dominates the post-apocalyptic genre with this riveting, nail-biting adventure that will grip you from the first chapter."-E. E. Giorgi, author of Gene Cards