MARC ELSBERG DEBUTS HIS DRAMTIC NOVEL AT BOOKS&CO.
Monday, June 5 at 7 pm
MARC ELSBERG will visit books&co at The Greene, 4453 Walnut Street, Beavercreek on Monday, June 5 at 7 pm to introduce his debut novel, Blackout. This novel has already sold 1.8 million copies worldwide and been translated into many languages. It powerfully illustrates modern society’s interdependencies and vulnerability, dramatizing the consequences of a week-long blackout caused by a hacker attack against European and US power grids.
Elsberg writes that on a cold February day the lights go out in Italy. Soon it’s not only there, but in Sweden, then Germany, then France, Austria, Belgium and Holland, and eventually in America and beyond. The consequences of this massive blackout are deadly – no electricity means no water, no refrigeration, no traffic lights, no working hospital equipment, no anything! The market is plummeting, nothing seems to be working, and several nuclear power plants are in critical condition.
When the lights go out across Europe, a former hacker and activist must find his way to safety in the darkness, and, in tandem with a U.S. reporter, halt the attack before the entire continent falls apart.
Blackout is a breathlessly exciting piece of fiction and terrifyingly plausible vision of what could happen that will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very last page.
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