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It begins on 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. This is no natural disaster—someone is behind this. Oil engineer Andy Sutherland is stranded in Iraq with a company of British soldiers, desperate to find a way home, trapped as the very infrastructure of daily life begins to collapse around him. Back in Britain, his wife Jenny is stuck in Manchester, fighting desperately against ...

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Overview

It begins on 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. This is no natural disaster—someone is behind this. Oil engineer Andy Sutherland is stranded in Iraq with a company of British soldiers, desperate to find a way home, trapped as the very infrastructure of daily life begins to collapse around him. Back in Britain, his wife Jenny is stuck in Manchester, fighting desperately against the rising chaos to get back to their children in London 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 an anarchic vision of hell. Meanwhile, a mysterious man is tracking Andy's family. He'll silence anyone who can reveal the identities of those behind this global disaster. The people with a stranglehold on the future of civilization have flexed their muscles 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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"Scarrow keeps his foot on the accelerator in this apocalyptic thriller, which is reminiscent of Frederick Forsyth and John Wyndham."  —Birmingham Post

"Scarrow has a real talent for pacing, and he keeps the tension escalating."  —Publishers Weekly on A Thousand Suns

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780752893273
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 396,261
  • Product dimensions: 4.40 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Alex Scarrow is the author of A Thousand Suns. He is the brother of historical novelist Simon Scarrow.

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

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    Great story, I loved how the story wasn't just center around one

    Great story, I loved how the story wasn't just center around one character
    The last few chapters had me on the edge of my seat
    Highly recommended

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