It should be the happiest days for former special forces agent Drew Connor. Out walking in New Hampshire's White Mountains with his girlfriend Sheila Cass, he has butterflies in his stomach and an engagement ring in his pocket. Then a thunderstorm hits, and they take shelter in what Sheila thinks is a relay station for a state utility. But when Drew enters the building, he realizes they have stepped into something far more sinister.
Bullet-proof checkpoints. Telephone hotlines. A sign by a map that reads INTERNMENT CENTERS. And on a whiteboard a large, handwritten message: CASE SHILOH: ON 9/19 WE TAKE HER BACK! Drew's instinct is to get Sheila out as quickly as possible, and when they stop at a general store, and the police open fire without asking questions, his worst fears are confirmed. Someone wants them dead for what they have seen.
And as Drew and Sheila discover, they have stumbled on a plot to kill the president and overthrow the American government, a plan that is to take place in just six days time. With the conspirators claiming they are terrorists on the run, Drew knows it is going to be hard enough just to stay alive, let alone put a stop to this most deadly of political schemes...
By the award-winning author of RESURRECTION DAY and TWILIGHT, SIX DAYS is a 'what-if' thriller of chilling credibility, a terrifying tale of what can happen when power games are mistaken for politics, and paranoia for patriotism.
"The whole shebang is as American as apple pie and handguns in the classroom. Of course there's an almighty conflagration at the climax, but DuBois shapes a tight sentence and the plot crackles along."
-- Sunday Age newspaper
"A well-paced, exciting "what-if" thriller."
-- Irish Independent newspaper
"...DuBois injects such pace into his writing that the story rips breathlessly along."
-- Birmingham (UK) Post
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About the Author
He is also a one-time "Jeopardy!" gameshow champion.
His short fiction has appeared in Playboy, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, and numerous other magazines and anthologies including "The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century," published in 2000 by Houghton-Mifflin. Another one of his short stories appeared in in "The Year's Best Science Fiction 22nd Annual Collection" (St. Martin's Griffin, 2005) edited by Gardner Dozois
His short stories have twice won him the Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America, and have also earned him three Edgar Allan Poe Award nominations from the Mystery Writers of America. Visit his website at www.BrendanDuBois.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Another amazing read. I feel like i found this secret gem of an author and cant decide if i keep it to myself or share I will share.
Interesting twist on the conspiracy thriller genre. A couple of hikers unwittingly stumble into a secret bunker, masquerading as a utility company facility, run by renegades within FERA, the Federal Emergency Response Agency, who are plotting to take over the Presidency in a putsch. One of the hikers, Drew Connor, is ex-military and recognizes the bunker for what it is, thereby ensuring that he and his girlfriend need to be silenced. In another interesting twist, the author bends history by suggesting that Quebec has gained independence from Canada and Canadian refugees have fled into the US. Whilst one may quibble with some of the plotting, the power of the computer surveillance society the author predicts (from 2002 when published) is largely now fact and the concept behind the key plot idea, is shown to be factual by quotes from hearings of such figures as Oliver North. Often computer usage in thrillers dates them very quickly, but here the author has predicted the rise of the laptop, or lapbot in his parlance and largely avoided falling into the trap of describing dial-up modems or crude (by 2010 standards) hand held devices such as the Palm, unlike Stieg Larsson in the Millennium Trilogy.Recommended.