Last Light

Last Light

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A terrifying apocalyptic thriller from the one of the brightest stars of the genre...

'Chillingly plausible' DAILY TELEGRAPH

It seems to be a very normal Monday morning. But in the space of only a few days, the world's oil supplies have been severed and at a horrifying pace things begin to unravel everywhere. And this is no natural disaster: someone is behind this.

Jenny is stuck in Manchester, fighting desperately against the rising chaos to get back to London, where her children are marooned as events begin to spiral out of control: riots, raging fires, looting, rape and murder. In the space of a week, London is transformed into a lawless and anarchic vision of hell.

Jenny's estranged husband, oil engineer Andy Sutherland, is stranded in Iraq with a company of British soldiers, desperate to find a way home to his family, trapped as transport links and the very infrastructure of daily life begin to collapse around him.

And against all this, a mysterious man is tracking Andy's family. He'll silence anyone who might be able to reveal the identities of those behind this global disaster. It seems that the same people who now have a stranglehold on the future of civilisation have flexed their muscles before, at other significant tipping points in history, and they are prepared to do anything to keep their secret - and their power - safe.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 198 x 120 x 33mm | 299g
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0752893270
  • 9780752893273
  • 112,049

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Scarrow keeps his foot on the accelerator in this apocalyptic thriller, which is reminiscent of Frederick Forsyth and John Wyndham
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Alex Scarrow's depiction of Britain as only a few hours away from disintegration is chillingly plausible * DAILY TELEGRAPH * LAST LIGHT is sensational * LONDON LITE * Scarrow keeps his foot on the accelerator in this apocalyptic thriller, which is reminiscent of Frederick Forsyth and John Wyndham * BIRMINGHAM POST * Few books have made my heart race and blood pressure soar like this one... it had me on the edge of my seat * PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH * This has everything, from conspiracy theories to highlighting environmental issues facing the world today ... Scarrow made my head zing * THE TRUTH ABOUT BOOKS * A terrific thriller ... the thriller of the summer. It should be the novel that airport booksellers can't get enough of * MATERIALWITNESS.COM * Alex Scarrow is a crime writer of real distinction * GOOD BOOK GUIDE *
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About Alex Scarrow

Alex Scarrow lives a nomadic existence with his wife Frances and his son Jacob, their current home being Norwich. He spent the first ten years out of college in the music business chasing record deals and the next twelve years in the computer games industry. LAST LIGHT is his second novel.
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1,770 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 32% (568)
4 39% (688)
3 21% (368)
2 6% (102)
1 2% (44)
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