"Nobody thrills like Nicholson does. Nobody." - J.A. Konrath, Origin
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The second book in the Next post-apocalyptic thriller series
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.
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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"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.
“One of the most thrilling writers working today. Miss him at your peril.” – Blake Crouch, Wayward Pines
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Next #6: Half Life
The thrilling conclusion to the bestselling NEXT series.
After a post-apocalyptic showdown with a race of advanced mutants, Rachel Wheeler has lost everyone she loves in a hostile, contaminated land.
A half-mutant herself, she searches for the few remaining survivors with a dream of building a new civilization. But the survivors reject her strangeness, and the mutants don't trust her loyalties. Meanwhile, control of the world’s nuclear arsenal hangs in the balance as both sides pursue extermination.
Rachel is torn between two mighty forces, but she might be the key to altering a terrible, ruthless verdict that will destroy them all.
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"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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"Keep both hands on your pants, because Nicholson is about to scare them off." -J.A. Konrath, Draculas
NEXT #4: DIRECTIVE 17
In a contaminated wasteland, Rachel Wheeler and an intelligent mutant baby find shelter in a silver city where neither belongs.
As the dwindling human race desperately fights to survive, they’re forced to adapt to the mutant technology and the new race that threatens them with extinction. But the hostile environment poses other threats as well—strange creatures and giant predators roam the wilderness, fueled by the mysterious radiation leaking from the advanced cities.
Rachel’s friends come to the rescue, but they discover she’s crossed a border from which no human ever returns. But something else might…
Look for NEXT #5: CRUCIBLE.
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The thrilling conclusion to the AFTER post-apocalyptic thriller series!
AFTER #6: DYING LIGHT
After a bloody battle with mutant Zapheads, Rachel Wheeler’s life hangs in the balance as the world falls apart around her.
To save Rachel, a small group of survivors must find a missing baby, a hyperintelligent Zaphead with mysterious healing powers. The remaining Zapheads have reverted to mindless, violent savages who want to wipe out the human race. Only Rachel holds the key to understanding them and ending the devastating war.
Even if they succeed, a rogue military leader is imposing his fascist vision of the future. But Rachel and her friends are determined to defend their freedom and humanity at any cost.
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"Nobody thrills like Nicholson does. Nobody." J.A. Konrath, Origin
"Like Stephen King, he knows how to summon serious scares."- Bentley Little, The Association
(Book #4 in the After post-apocalyptic thriller series)
In the harsh winter of a post-apocalyptic landscape, Rachel Wheeler and her companions hole up in an Appalachian compound established by her notorious grandfather.
A rogue military platoon plans to seize the compound and control the small band of survivors. At the same time, violent mutants organize into a tribe that threatens to wipe out the human race. But as the humans fight among themselves, the mutant Zapheads are adapting and learning, intent on establishing a new society.
Rachel soon discovers the mutants are more than they appear to be. But will she live long enough to use their secrets against them?
Look for the other After books, First Light (After #0), The Shock (After #1), The Echo (After #2), and Milepost 291 (After #3). After #5 releases Jan. 20, 2015.
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"One of the most thrilling writers working today." - Blake Crouch, Wayward Pines
Zapheads #2: Scars and Ashes
After a devastating solar storm erases the world they knew, Mackie Dailey and a small group of survivors build a new life on a rural college campus.
But there’s another kind of evolution threatening to wipe out the remnants of the human race: bizarre mutants known as “Zapheads” who destroy anything that moves. As the Zapheads adapt from mindless savages into more cunning predators, Mackie draws on his lethal skills as a former hit man to protect his new tribe. But Zapheads aren’t the only danger. Mackie’s old boss, Lucas Krider, is gunning for revenge with his own band of killers.
As the campus becomes the battleground for the world’s future, Mackie discovers the biggest threat may be the monster raging inside him.
Look for the other books in the Zapheads, After, and Next post-apocalyptic science fiction series.
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