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Michael David Ares' Dayfall is a dark, twisting, neo-noir thriller set on an earth where the sun is rising again for the first time in decades..


In the near future, patches of the northern hemisphere have been shrouded in years of darkness from a nuclear winter, and the water level has risen in the North Atlantic. The island of Manhattan has lost its outer edges to flooding and is now ringed by a large seawall.

The darkness and isolation have allowed crime and sin to thrive in the never-ending shadows of the once great city, and when the sun finally begins to reappear, everything gets worse. A serial killer cuts a bloody swath across the city during the initial periods of daylight, and a violent panic sweeps through crowds on the streets. The Manhattan police, riddled with corruption and apathy, are at a loss.

That's when the Mayor recruits Jon Phillips, a small-town Pennsylvania cop who had just single-handedly stopped a high-profile serial killer in his own area, and flies him into the insanity of this new New York City. The young detective is partnered with a shady older cop and begins to investigate the crimes amidst the vagaries of a twenty-four hour nightlife he has never experienced before.

Soon realizing that he was chosen for reasons other than what he was told, Jon is left with no one to trust and forced to go on the run in the dark streets, and below them in the maze of the underground. Against all odds he still hopes that he can save his own life, the woman of his dreams, and maybe even the whole city before the arrival of the mysterious and dreaded event that has come to be known as...DAYFALL.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 170 x 104 x 23mm | 159g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1250208521
  • 9781250208521
  • 2,143,174

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"The pacing and suspense will keep readers up long into the endless night." --Booklist

"Writers have been trying for years to mash up the thriller and dystopic genres, with varying results, but nobody has done it better than Michael Ares in his stunning novel DAYFALL. This is a deeply entertaining book. I'm looking forward to more from the talented Mr. Ares." --K. W. Jeter, bestselling author of Farewell Horizontal and The Kingdom of Shadows

"Dayfall delivers, big-time. Michael Ares' careful imagining of a post-apocalyptic world where people still kill and detectives need to stop them, makes for perfect edge-of-your-seat reading." --Matthew Costello, bestselling author of Star Road

"New York City has literally been transformed, and one detective is in the middle of it all. Michael David Ares has created a world that brings Blade Runner to mind, and although the plot will have your spine tingling, it is the detective in this one that will have fans lining up to see what comes next. Dayfall is strong, intense and beyond memorable." --Amy Lignor, bestselling Author of the Tallent & Lowery series
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About Michael David Ares

MICHAEL DAVID ARES is an entrepreneur and educator who has started four community service businesses while writing and editing books for other people on the side. He is now a full-time author, and lives with his family in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Michael is the author of Dayfall.
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- 99 ratings
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4 14% (14)
3 34% (34)
2 33% (33)
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