A 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, After: The Echo in early 2013!
“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
“Nobody thrills like Nicholson does. Nobody.” –J.A. Konrath, Origin
“Always surprises and always entertains.” –Jonathan Maberry, Patient Zero