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 Aging and outdated, most of the ships plummeted back to earth long ago.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
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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