After: Red Scare: A post-apocalyptic thriller

After

Book 5
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"One of the most thrilling writers working today. Miss him at your peril." - Blake Crouch, Run

"Always surprises and always entertains." - Jonathan Maberry, Patient Zero

After #5: Red Scare

In a post-apocalyptic world, Rachel Wheeler is caught between who she is and who she's becoming. A bizarre mutation has her humanity hanging by a thread, especially when the Zaphead inside her wants to kill her friends and lover.


As the mutant Zapheads form a social order and shape a new world in the wake of catastrophic solar storms, the few remaining humans band together in a struggle for survival. But not everyone shares the same goal: a rogue military unit plans to attack the mutant settlement while Rachel’s group seeks a remote, peaceful life beyond their notice. And the Zapheads have a special role for her that could save the human race at the cost of her own identity.

Torn between two possible futures, will Rachel sacrifice herself to prevent the extinction of her kind?

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Publisher
Haunted Computer Books
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9781626479005
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Horror
Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Science Fiction / Military
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Fiction / Thrillers / Technological
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"One of the best writers working today. Miss him at your peril." - Blake Crouch, DARK MATTER


The first book in the AFTER post-apocalyptic thriller series from an international bestselling author. For fans of post-apocalyptic, zombie, and doomsday thriller fiction.

AFTER: THE SHOCK

A massive solar storm erases the world's technological infrastructure and kills billions. While the remaining humans are struggling to adapt and survive, they notice that some among them have...changed.

Rachel Wheeler finds herself alone in the city, where violent survivors known as "Zapheads" roam the streets, killing and destroying. Her only hope is to reach the mountains, where her grandfather, a legendary survivalist, established a compound in preparation for Doomsday.

Other survivors are fleeing the city, but Zapheads aren't the only danger. Rogue bands of military soldiers want to impose their own order in the crumbling ruins of civilization. When Rachel discovers a 10-year-old boy, she vows to care for him even if it means her own chances of escaping are lower.

And the Zapheads that were once simple to evade are evolving, developing communal skills even as they lay waste to the society they will eventually replace. 

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"Nobody thrills like Nicholson does. Nobody." - J.A. Konrath

"Like Stephen King, he knows how to summon serious scares." - Bentley Little, The Mailman

“One of the most thrilling writers working today. Miss him at your peril.” – Blake Crouch, Wayward Pines

The second book in the Next post-apocalyptic thriller series

EARTH ZERO

As the remnants of the human race mobilize for an attack on the mutants who have taken over the abandoned cities, a small band of survivors are caught in the middle of the conflict.

Rachel Wheeler’s own mutant abilities could make her a valuable resource for the new government and the army it has formed in the wake of the apocalypse. But the people who want to take back the world have a ruthless vision for the future, and a toxic planet is unleashing its rage in the form of deadly predators. Meanwhile, the mutants are evolving at an astonishing rate and establishing a social order that defies human control. When her group is drawn into the ultimate war, Rachel must decide whether to stay loyal to the ones she loves or fight for ideals she doesn’t fully embrace. 

The top of the food chain is at stake, and the extinction of the human race may not be the worst possible outcome.

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Look for Next #3: Radiophobia, as well as the AFTER post-apocalyptic series and the ZAPHEADS spinoff series.

“Always surprises and always entertains.” – Jonathan Maberry, Patient Zero

“Nobody thrills like Nicholson does. Nobody.” – J.A. Konrath, Origin

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 “Always surprises and always entertains.” – Jonathan Maberry, Patient Zero

"He has a fresh and true voice that will affect you, disturb you, enrage you, or make you laugh. He will not, however, leave you cold."--Kevin J. Anderson, co-author of Dune: House Atreides

Next #3: Radiophobia

When mutants develop technology that threatens the dwindling human race, the last survivors fight to regain control of their world.

Rachel Wheeler and her friends are dropped into the enemy stronghold of Wilkesboro as part of a desperate military operation. Their mission is to disrupt a new energy source that will give the mutants unlimited power. Even as the remnants of the central government plan nuclear strikes on all major mutant colonies, a mysterious new fallout threatens them all.

Will the nuclear holocaust deliver a final victory to the human race, or will the survivors face their own extinction in a world overrun with monsters and strange new races?

Look for Next #4: Directive 17, as well as the AFTER and ZAPHEADS series.

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“One of the most thrilling writers working today. Miss him at your peril.” – Blake Crouch, Wayward Pines

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