“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, OriginThe first book in the AFTER post-apocalyptic thriller series from an international bestselling author.AFTER: THE SHOCKA 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 at the risk of her own life.And the Zapheads are evolving, developing communal skills even as they lay waste to the society they will eventually replace.—Look for the sequel, THE ECHO, as well as the NEXT and ZAPHEADS spinoff series. Scott Nicholson is author of more than 30 books, including The Home, Liquid Fear, Creative Spirit, The Red Church, and Mystery Dance. His website is AuthorScottNicholson.com.”Scott Nicholson knows the territory. Follow him at your own risk.” – Stewart O’Nan, A Face In The Crowd”Like Stephen King, he knows how to summon serious scares. My advice? Buy everything he writes.” – Bentley Little, The Haunted
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