Afterburn: A Free Post-Apocalyptic Thriller
A near-future spinoff of the bestselling AFTER post-apocalyptic thriller series.
NEXT #1: AFTERBURN
Five years after a devastating solar storm wipes out civilization and spawns a strange race of mutants, Rachel Wheeler and her misfit family must choose whether to hide away or fight to join other survivors.
As their food supply dwindles in the military bunker they’ve occupied, radiation from abandoned nuclear plants is altering the world around them. Not only are the mutants building their own cities and weapons, the remaining dregs of the U.S. military are massing for an attack. As the environment decays, hostile new creatures crawl out from the crevices and up from the waterways to threaten them all.
But as a half-mutant, Rachel’s choice isn’t as simple as mere survival—the mutant way of life might be more promising than anything humans could hope to restore. And Rachel’s next decision could tear apart her family and the entire world.
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"Always surprises and always entertains." - Jonathan Maberry, V-Wars
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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"Nobody thrills like Nicholson does. Nobody." - J.A. Konrath, Origin
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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