After: The Shock [NOOK Book]

Overview

"Nobody thrills like Nicholson does. Nobody." - J.A. Konrath, Origin

The first book in the AFTER post-apocalyptic thriller series from an international bestselling author.

AFTER: THE SHOCK

A massive solar storm erases the world's technological infrastructure and kills billions. While the remaining humans...
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After: The Shock

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Overview

"Nobody thrills like Nicholson does. Nobody." - J.A. Konrath, Origin

The first book in the AFTER post-apocalyptic thriller series from an international bestselling author.

AFTER: THE SHOCK

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 if it means her own chances of escaping are lower.

And the Zapheads that were once simple to evade are evolving, developing communal skills even as they lay waste to the society they will eventually replace.
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Look for the other books in the series, After #2: The Echo, After #3: Milepost 291, After #4: Whiteout, and After #5: Red Scare.
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Editorial Reviews

author blurb - Stewart O'Nan
"Scott Nicholson knows the territory. Follow him at your own risk."
author blurb - Jonathan Maberry
"Always surprises and always entertains."
Author blurb - J. A. Konrath
"Nobody thrills like Nicholson does. Nobody."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940046258486
  • Publisher: Scott Nicholson
  • Publication date: 11/7/2014
  • Series: After
  • Sold by: Draft2Digital
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 7,547
  • File size: 559 KB

Meet the Author

Scott Nicholson is author of more than 30 books, including The Red Church, Speed Dating with the Dead, The Harvest, Creative Spirit, and Mystery Dance. His website is www.hauntedcomputer.com.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted February 4, 2014

    If you've never read any of Scott Nicholson's books, this is a g

    If you've never read any of Scott Nicholson's books, this is a great place to start. He brings the characters to life with words & makes the feel like they are part of the story. This is actually where I got hooked on this author. His writing style is superb! I actually cried when the story ended because I wanted to know more about the characters & what was happening to them.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 17, 2012

    It could happen

    Scott has done it again. It's pretty much known what can/will happen when a massive solar flare/storm hits, at least electronically. But what about the rest? In this first of a series, we find a LOT of bodies, but some survivors, as well. But what KIND of survivors? You have to read the book. You will be on the edge of your chair, and when you finish, you will be wanting the rest of the story.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Anon

    I love a good...doesn't even have to be great...dystopian book. This one was so ridiculous I don't know where to begin. The plot was terrible, the characters reacted in unbelievable ways in situations that made no sense, the "zapheads" who were the affected made me laugh every time the name was used. The plot dragged and was predictable. The characters, and there are multitudes of them, I felt like killing off myself just so the book would end. Save yourself some time and a headache and try another book. Jp

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2013

    Didn't care for it.

    Early on the Mexican laborer character has no idea what has occurred. Later he has some science background and despite his early confusion he now refers to the problem as the sun sickness. That was annoying..later we get foreshadowing that knly the religous understand the zombie like characters. I found the attempt at mystery clumsy.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    Very enjoyable but where is the sequel?

    If you like doom books this is good from the aspect of the non-Prepper. Looking forward to the next book in the series.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2015

    High religious overtone


    Reader needs to be aware book has lots of religious overtones...."only the wicked changed". Not a religious person and could not finish book because of characters many references to god. If u r a religious person then u will enjoy. Glad this one was free since I will be deleting it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2014

    No ending

    I enjoyed the book until I came to the end...there wasnt one! You have to purchase the next book for$3.99 for the rest of the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2014

    I THOUGHT I WOULD LIKE IT MORE THAN I DID

    I read the first in this series and enjoyed it. Of course it was free. So i bought this one thinking it would be as good. Not so much. This book follows the 3 storylines from The Light plus adds some new characters. I'm thinking this book was meant for young teens to read. You don't really develope much empathy for the main characters and all the side characters are incompetent lunatics. Not much here for the money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2014

    awful

    I don't often leave a book unfinished, but the "Jesus will save me from the zombies" theme of this book was so ridiculous to me, that I not only stopped reading, I deleted the book from my e-reader.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2014

    great new look at someones idea of the end

    very well written. Scott Nicholson pulls you in to the chaos of the "after" you become concerned with the characters I am awaiting the 4th book in the after series. very well written

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2014

    Not much science here; more short story than novel

    A story of a small group of people who a survive solar storm that, in addition to frying all things electrical, somehow fries the brains of 90% of humans turning them into quasi-zombies. I think that the author glosses over this phenomena. He does not posit why the ionosphere doesn't protect humans from solar flares as it has since humans existed. Eventually the blood-thirsty zombies evolve, but there is little discussion of why/how this happens. The book mostly focuses on what I think are a few not very interesting or compelling characters as plot twists bring them together in what I think are contrived ways. I think the author creates more artificial drama than suspense. Sorry, but I do not recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2014

    Great

    I have always wondered where famous people or sports teams went during apopolitic times

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  • Posted August 9, 2014

    I'm always looking for new post apocolyptic authors and I found

    I'm always looking for new post apocolyptic authors and I found a real gem with this author.  Well-written and fun to read.  Already looking forward to the next book.

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  • Posted August 3, 2014

    All I can say is this Scott has hit a home run with this one. We

    All I can say is this Scott has hit a home run with this one. Well written, great dialogue, everything. Looking forward to reading more of his work.

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  • Posted July 30, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    Excellent book love the seriesĀ 

    Excellent book love the series 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2014

    LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING I WILL LIKE

    HAVEN'T READ YET.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2013

    Nice read

    It was a doomsday book with nicely done plot and character development. I would have liked it to start with the solar flare but still it had details of the event slightly touched on .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2012

    Killer storm! What a thrill ride.

    Killer storm! What a thrill ride.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 15, 2014

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    Posted August 24, 2014

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