Breakers [NOOK Book]

Overview

In New York, Walt Lawson is about to lose his girlfriend Vanessa. In Los Angeles, Raymond and Mia James are about to lose their house. Within days, none of it will matter.

When Vanessa dies of the flu, Walt is devastated. But she isn't the last. The virus quickly kills billions, reducing New York to an open grave and LA to a chaotic wilderness of violence and fires. As Raymond and Mia hole up in an abandoned mansion, where they learn to ...
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Overview

In New York, Walt Lawson is about to lose his girlfriend Vanessa. In Los Angeles, Raymond and Mia James are about to lose their house. Within days, none of it will matter.

When Vanessa dies of the flu, Walt is devastated. But she isn't the last. The virus quickly kills billions, reducing New York to an open grave and LA to a chaotic wilderness of violence and fires. As Raymond and Mia hole up in an abandoned mansion, where they learn to function without electricity, running water, or neighbors, Walt begins an existential walk to LA, where Vanessa had planned to move when she left him. He expects to die along the way.

Months later, a massive vessel appears above Santa Monica Bay. Walt is attacked by a crablike monstrosity in a mountain stream. The virus that ended humanity wasn't created by humans. It was inflicted from outside. The colonists who sent it are ready to finish the job--and Earth's survivors may be too few and too weak to resist.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014938440
  • Publisher: Edward W. Robertson
  • Publication date: 10/9/2012
  • Series: Breakers , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 10,245
  • File size: 970 KB

Meet the Author

Ed attended school in New York and currently lives in Los Angeles. He loved blowing both places up in Breakers.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Outstanding!

    This is a must read for any what-if end of times story lover. Well written and the characters are brought to life. I couldn't put it down. Highly recommended!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2013

    Have already started on the second book of this series. I am an

    Have already started on the second book of this series. I am an apocalyptic book fan and this series fits the bill, but in a rather strange way. Liked the first book very much.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    Favorite series in years

    Edward Robertson is an insightful, hysterical and entertaining author! I loved, I mean LOVED, this book, and equally enjoyed "Meltdown", the second in the series. You will not be disappointed in this amazingly quick read. Be prepared. You wont be able to put it down...

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    Let us first acknowledge author Edward W. Robertson¿s remarkable

    Let us first acknowledge author Edward W. Robertson’s remarkable facility for storytelling, but perhaps even more so his profound knowledge of people. He knows how people relate, why they do the things they do. Because his characters are fully drawn, possessing all the flaws and foibles that make us, and them, human, we come to feel we know them. Because we feel we know them, we are able to care about them. This ability to create convincing portraits of people sets Mr. Robertson’s fiction apart from that of mere spinners of yarns whose characters are, by comparison, cut out of cardboard.
    His protagonists in the Breakers series are people whose world is suddenly and terrifyingly gone, who are forced to confront scary monsters and still scarier humans. How they persevere and adapt to a mad new reality illustrates poignantly the meaning of the word “survivor."
    Breakers, the first installment in this series, is a take on the post-apocalypse theme -- with a mind-bending twist. Here we are introduced to the stories of ordinary people facing unimaginable cataclysm and a pitiless foe bent on their ultimate annihilation. Heart-rending and at times hilarious, Breakers had me turning pages long into the night and hungering for more. The author writes with a narrative power reminiscent of Heinlein, Asimov, and Clarke, in an engaging style in tune with the times. Mr. Robertson’s Breakers series is a welcome addition to the corpus of fantastical end-of-times fiction.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Wow! What a great epic story-definitely need to read all three

    Wow! What a great epic story-definitely need to read all three books. You'll fall in love with all the characters in this series. Edward weaves a great story and I look forward to reading more of his work. At the end of the third book he tells us that there will be more in the series! I can't wait!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    A Good but Different SIFY Read

    This is a good read, but it left a lot of things open and unanswered. Hopefully they will be tied up in the sequels. I recommend the book, but expect a slower paced story told from various viewpoints.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2013

    A wild ride!

    Started out as a post-apocalyptic yarn, then -- what the heck?! -- veered into a different (if related) genre. Quite a read is in store for you, friend.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    A great twist on the ever popular dooms day novel.

    What a good read Breakers was. Without any spoilers I felt like I was reading a Chrichton novel. I am defininatly going to follow this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    Good story.

    I really enjoyed reading it. Kind of boring at the beginning but ended up good. Hope the sequels are good also..

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2013

    great start-and then descent into cliches

    I started reading this, and was fascinated. I liked the action, the characters were interesting, and the plot moved along.
    Then came the apocalypse with a twist. I got bored, and as I read I was comparing the apocalypse narrative with Stephen King's <u>The Stand</u>.

    And then I had the terrible feeling that I'd read this before.
    Skipping to the ending, I saw there was a nice plot twist, but the plot was like some sci-fi I've seen in movies and read in books. Boredom crept in again

    I ended bored. I hope the sequel can maintain the interest, depth of character and interesting relationships of the 1st 50 pages. If so, I'd gladly read it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    Loved it!

    I love the Breaker series. When I can't wait to get back to my book, you know it's good.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 29, 2013

    Entertaining Series

    Well worth the investment in time and $.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2014

    A fun read, well paced.

    A fun apocalyptic novel. It began very credibly with a world wide viral plague. The character development was well done and I enjoyed the humor. The aliens lost one star for me because they behaved too similar to humans, but overall I really enjoyed this and will read more by this author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    Not worth the time

    Not worth the time

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2013

    Its been a long time since I found a book I read through in just

    Its been a long time since I found a book I read through in just a few days.  In between the job, the house, the kids, I was stealing time for chapters.  Engaging book, well written, fast paced, an enjoyable read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2013

    Old School Sci-Fi

    Robertson creates a world you can taste without bending the laws of physics. His use of irony showing aliens that can travel the stars are neither stupid nor necessarily craftier than humans keeps you wondering which way the story is going. A captivating read start to finish.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2013

    Walt has issues...

    BUT STILL A GREAT BOOK

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2013

    Two down

    I have now read two of these books. Excellent, looks like he ties various threads together through the books. Like the focus on two different lives so far in the first two books. Different people react in different ways and then interact with those they find along the way. You think each ending is finite, but no not so fast. End of the world series try them!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2013

    Lots of End of World stories - this one is exceptional

    Better than HOST. Very real and well put together. I'm reading Melt Down now and I love the tie ins to this first in the series. Very hard to put down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    Brillant!

    Great combination between end of the world and alien invasion that had me hooked from the first page. I would say this book is on of my all time favorites. Mr Robinson is a great author who is fantastic at character development and suspense. I highly recommend reading this book and all the follow up Breakers books.

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