After: The Shock: A post-apocalyptic thriller

Haunted Computer Books
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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

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About the author

 Scott Nicholson is the author of more than 30 thrillers in the tradition of Stephen King and Dean Koontz, including the After post-apocalyptic series, the Solom supernatural series, The Red ChurchThe HomeThe Harvest, and more. He's a guitar player and organic gardener in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. His website is www.AuthorScottNicholson.com. 

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Publisher
Haunted Computer Books
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Published on
Apr 19, 2014
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Pages
268
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Horror
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Fiction / Thrillers / Technological
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Available on Android devices
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 "Keep both hands on your pants, because Nicholson is about to scare them off."--JA Konrath/Jack Kilborn, author of Origin

ASHES

A collection of six supernatural stories by bestselling Kindle author Scott Nicholson, including "Homecoming," "The Three-Dollar Corpse" and "She Climbs a Winding Stair."

From the bestselling author of the After post-apocalyptic thriller series and Creative Spirit, and the collections FLOWERS, CURTAINS, and THE FIRST, these stories visit haunted islands, disturbed families, and forgotten pasts as Nicholson serves up chills, thrills, ghosts stories, and paranormal fantasy. Collected from the pages of Cemetery Dance Magazine, The Book of Dark Wisdom, Black Static, and more.

Exclusive introduction by Jonathan Maberry, author of THE DRAGON FACTORY and GHOST ROAD BLUES. The afterword explores the origins of the stories. 
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"Always surprises and always entertains."--Jonathan Maberry, The Dragon Factory

"Nicholson's Southern Gothic stories are beautiful, at times lyrical, and all the more eerie for it."--Steven Savile, Silver

"Lovecraft may have invented cosmic horror, but Nicholson brings it up close and personal."--Deborah Leblanc, Water Witch

"Scott Nicholson is a terrific writer. Like Stephen King, he has an eye and ear for the rhythms of rural America, and like King, he knows how to summon serious scares."--Bentley Little, His Father's Son

"He has moved into that literary shadowland between Neil Gaiman and Ray Bradbury."--Sharyn McCrumb, the Ballad novels

"Scott Nicholson writes with a mixture of H.P. Lovecraft, Manly Wade Wellman, and Clive Barker."--Kevin J. Anderson, Saga of the Seven Suns

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller from the author of The Da Vinci Code
 
Bilbao, Spain
 
Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure. Kirsch, who was one of Langdon’s first students at Harvard two decades earlier, is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough . . . one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence.
     As the event begins, Langdon and several hundred guests find themselves captivated by an utterly original presentation, which Langdon realizes will be far more controversial than he ever imagined. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Reeling and facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch to stage the provocative event. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret.
     Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme religion, Langdon and Vidal must evade a tormented enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace itself . . . and who will stop at nothing to silence Edmond Kirsch. On a trail marked by modern art and enigmatic symbols, Langdon and Vidal uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery . . . and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.
 
Origin is stunningly inventive—Dan Brown's most brilliant and entertaining novel to date.
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"Always surprises and always entertains." - Jonathan Maberry, Patient Zero

A box set of four books in the bestselling AFTER post-apocalyptic thriller series

The After Series: Books 0-3

When devastating solar storms wipe out the technological infrastructure and kill billions, the few survivors struggle to adapt. But some among them have changed, becoming primal and violent. But the mutants quickly evolve into something even more dangerous to the future of the human race. 

Rachel Wheeler and her group of friends find themselves caught between the mysterious new tribe, roving bands of scavengers, and rogue military units as they carve out a home in the new world.

After #0: First Light- Prequel novella. NASA scientists warn of the possible effects of heightened solar activity, but the threat is downplayed until it's far too late.

After #1: The Shock- Rachel Wheeler flees the dangers of Charlotte to seek her grandfather's remote compound in the Blue Ridge Mountains. She is joined by several other survivors as they fight back against a hostile world.

After #2: The Echo- The survivors discover the mutant Zapheads are evolving by imitating human speech and behavior, but the threat of savage violence remains.

After #3: Milepost 291- As Rachel and the others near her grandfather's compound, new dangers emerge, including a military unit that has established its own harsh laws.

Look for the rest of the After books: Whiteout, Red Scare, and Dying Light. See what happens five years later in the NEXT series.
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"One of the most thrilling writers working today. Miss him at your peril." - Blake Crouch, Wayward Pines

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

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