Solar Storm: Book 1

Solar Storm

Book 1
The Freeholder Press
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Jay Cantrell will find his family…or die trying.


He had the perfect life as a small-town librarian: married just over a year to his second wife, an airline pilot, he also has a daughter in college studying to be an astrophysicist. He's ready to celebrate the first year of his new marriage as he adjusts to an empty nest and a new stage in life. 


But the sun had other plans and sent a coronal mass ejection as an anniversary present.


Awakened before dawn one morning in mid-December by northern lights that blanket the sky—in central Illinois—Jay's world changes in the blink of an eye. Flying a planeload of passengers to Hawaii, his wife Kate experiences the CME in a whole other light and must fight to stay alive every step of the way. Leah, Jay's daughter, witnesses the impact through the eyes of a student far from home.


Jay must decide to stay and wait for news of his wife or leave before things get worse to find his daughter. The problem is, with no electricity, he doesn't know how bad it is...anywhere. Will he set out to rescue his daughter and make a harrowing journey through a post-apocalyptic wasteland only to find the power is still on, two states away?


In a world where electricity is a thing of the past, can there be any hope for the future? After all, it's not a matter of if a CME will strike the earth, but when.

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About the author

 Marcus earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and three years later, graduated from Delaware Law School. Since then, he has at times been employed (or not) as: a stock boy, a cashier, a department manager at a home furnishing store, an assistant manager at and arts and crafts store, an unemployed handyman, husband, cook, groundskeeper, spider killer extraordinaire, stay at home dad, and a writer.


A writer post-apocalyptic thrillers full of high-octane action and lots of military hardware, Marcus also writes some stories from the average Joe’s perspective.  You can read his gritty Future History of America Series available exclusively on Amazon.  He has also written and continues to write books in the Wildfire Saga, which are also available as audiobooks. His third series is titled Solar Storm and is the story of one man’s efforts to save his family after a global grid down event.


For a free sample, check out Apache Dawn, the first book in the Wildfire Saga.  Apache Dawn is available at all major ebook retailers for FREE.

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Publisher
The Freeholder Press
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Published on
Jan 14, 2018
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Pages
271
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
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