The New York Times bestselling follow-up to William R. Forstchen's smash hit One Second After,the novel cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read The story begins one year after One Second After ends, two years since nuclear weapons were detonated above the United States and brought America to its knees. After months of suffering starvation, war, and countless deaths, the survivors of Black Mountain, North Carolina, are beginning to recover technology and supplies they had once taken for granted, like electricity, radio communications, and medications. When a "federal administrator" arrives in a nearby city, they dare to hope that a new national government is finally emerging. That hope quickly diminishes when town administrator John Matherson learns that most of the young men and women in the community are to be drafted into the "Army of National Recovery" and sent to trouble spots hundreds of miles away. He and the people of Black Mountain protest vehemently. But "the New Regime" is already tyrannizing one nearby community. Will Matherson's friends and neighbors be next? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
William R. Forstchen wurde 1950 in den USA geboren. Er hat als Autor an zahlreichen SF-Serien mitgearbeitet, u. a. an der Reihe "Wing Commander". Als Co-Autor arbeitete er mit den Größen des Genres zusammen. Er ist einer der versiertesten Schreiber groß angelegter Space Opera. Seine Reihe "Das verlorene Regiment" gehört zu seinen populärsten Werken.