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One Year After

Book 2, A John Matherson Novel - A John Matherson Novel

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One Year After is the New York Times bestselling follow-up to William R. Forstchen’s smash hit One Second After, the novel cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read

The story begins one year after One Second After ends, two years since nuclear weapons were detonated above the United States and brought America to its knees. After months of suffering starvation, war, and countless deaths, the survivors of Black Mountain, North Carolina, are beginning to recover technology and supplies they had once taken for granted, like electricity, radio communications, and medications. When a “federal administrator” arrives in a nearby city, they dare to hope that a new national government is finally emerging.

That hope quickly diminishes when town administrator John Matherson learns that most of the young men and women in the community are to be drafted into the “Army of National Recovery” and sent to trouble spots hundreds of miles away. He and the people of Black Mountain protest vehemently. But “the New Regime” is already tyrannizing one nearby community.

Will Matherson’s friends and neighbors be next?

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

From Publishers Weekly

Jul 27, 2015 – At the start of bestseller Forstchen's stirring sequel to 2009's One Second After, 730 days have passed since EMP weapons destroyed nearly all electronic equipment in the continental U.S. After the initial violence and starvation, the community of Black Mountain, N.C., led by history professor and former colonel John Matherson, now faces a different sort of challenge. The federal government, sheltered in Cold War bunkers in Virginia, has instituted a draft. The new federal district administrator in Asheville offers John a position as major in the Army of National Recovery and a reduction in the Black Mountain draft, if John will help suppress a renegade group in the nearby mountains. John and his people must choose whether to side with their neighbors, painted as just plain folks struggling to survive, or the feds, whom John isn't sure he can trust. Readers should be prepared for some heavy-handed political commentary, but fans of Forstchen's historical novels coauthored with Newt Gingrich will be satisfied.

Customer Reviews

Great book, but...

I have enjoyed the Bronson Pinchot narration. However, he’s voicing the John Matherson character with a Southern accent. Matherson was supposed to be a Yankee from New Jersey.

Entertaining Read

This book starts a little slower than the other two in my opinion but the ending makes up for it and is worth the read if you have invested the time into the first two.

Loved the second book in this series!!!


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One Year After
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Published: Sep 15, 2015
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Seller: Macmillan
  • Print Length: 304 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 2, A John Matherson Novel
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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