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"Fast, tense, thrilling - and timely: this will happen one day. Highly recommended." -Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series

This is no accident.
This is no act of God.
This is Blackout.

A terrifyingly plausible million-copy selling debut disaster thriller.

When the lights go out one night, no one panics. Not yet. The lights always come back on soon, don't they? Surely it's a glitch, a storm, a malfunction. But something seems strange about this night. Across Europe, controllers watch in disbelief as electrical grids collapse. There is no power, anywhere.
A former hacker and activist, Piero investigates a possible cause of the disaster. The authorities don't believe him, and he soon becomes a prime suspect himself. With the United States now also at risk, Piero goes on the run with Lauren Shannon, a young American CNN reporter based in Paris, desperate to uncover who is behind the attacks. After all, the power doesn't just keep the lights on-it keeps us alive.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 316 pages
  • 165 x 241 x 32mm | 490g
  • Sourcebooks Landmark
  • Naperville, United States
  • English
  • 1492654418
  • 9781492654414
  • 1,892,286

Review quote

Marc Elsberg's brilliantly written techno-thriller vividly shows how terrorists, instead of using guns and bombs, can sit at a keyboard and use computer code to bring the world to its knees. - Charles Belfoure, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Architect and House of Thieves
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Rating details

11,621 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 33% (3,870)
4 39% (4,575)
3 20% (2,318)
2 6% (649)
1 2% (209)
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