by Scott Nicholson

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A near-future post-apocalyptic thriller series.


Five years after a devastating solar storm wipes out civilization and spawns a strange race of mutants, Rachel Wheeler and her misfit family must choose whether to hide away or fight to join other survivors.

As their food supply dwindles in the military bunker they've occupied, radiation from abandoned nuclear plants is altering the world around them. Not only are the mutants building their own cities and weapons, the remaining dregs of the U.S. military are massing for an attack. As the environment decays, hostile new creatures crawl out from the crevices and up from the waterways to threaten them all.

But as a half-mutant, Rachel's choice isn't as simple as mere survival--the mutant's way of life might be more promising than anything humans could hope to restore. And Rachel's next decision could tear apart her family and the entire world.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156965267
Publisher: Haunted Computer Books
Publication date: 11/16/2016
Series: Next , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 4,668
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Scott Nicholson is the bestselling author of more than 20 books, including the After post-apocalyptic series, The Harvest, and Creative Spirit. He was winner of the 1998 Writers of the Future contest and was a Stoker Award finalist. He's sold more than 700,000 books. His website is

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Afterburn (Next, #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good. New perspective on the post apopylitic story idea. Kudos. DMB
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First book in series. Looking forward to the rest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Futuristic post-apocalypse, with solid character development and action. Looking forward to the next one in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice break from the post-apocalyptic cliches, with a sci-fi flavor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was an interesting take on the post-apocalyptic genre. Characters are well developed and there are plenty of detailed action scenes. Here is the problem. The story has no resolution and just seems to end. Nothing at all is resovled except for a protagonist's internal struggle which hardly played a part in the main arc beyond her motivation to act. Overall I was not satisfied and will not be getting the next book.