The Final Day: A John Matherson Novel

A major release in the New York Times bestselling One Second After series, set in an alternate America rebuilding after an electromagnetic pulse, this is William R. Forstchen’s The Final Day. Since the detonation of nuclear weapons above the United States more than two years ago, the small town of Black Mountain, North Carolina has

A major release in the New York Times bestselling One Second After series, set in an alternate America rebuilding after an electromagnetic pulse, this is William R. Forstchen’s The Final Day.

Since the detonation of nuclear weapons above the United States more than two years ago, the small town of Black Mountain, North Carolina has suffered famine, civil war, and countless deaths. Now, after defeating a new, tyrannical federal government, John Matherson and his community intend to restore their world to what it was before the EMP apocalypse. For the most part, they are succeeding.

This period of relative stability doesn’t last long. A new, aggressive government announces that it’s taking over and ceding large portions of the country to China and Mexico. The Constitution is no longer in effect, and what’s left of the U.S. Army has been deployed to suppress rebellion in the remaining states. John fears he and his town will be targets.

General Bob Scales, John’s old commanding officer and closest friend from prewar days, is sent to bring John into line. Will John and his people accept the new, autocratic regime? Or will revolution rip the fledgling nation apart at the seams?

Months before publication, William R. Forstchen’s novel One Second After was cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read. This third book in the series immerses readers once more in the story of our nation’s struggle to rebuild itself after an electromagnetic pulse wipes out all electricity and plunges the country into darkness, starvation, and death.

This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.

Comments

BigDrumDaddy says:

HE SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST In this, the final installment of William Forstchen’s post-apocalyptic trilogy, the author does not disappoint. And while the first installment (One Second After) was a classic in its own right, this last, The Final Day, comes nearest to achieving that hallowed status. 

Nora D'Ecclesis says:

A Brilliant Finish to an Amazing Trilogy The “One Second After” trilogy, or as the publisher prefers to call it, the John Matherson series, has kept me captivated ever since the first book was published back in 2009. My only complaint has been that Forstchen kept us waiting several years before writing the second book “One Year After,” and now, the release today of the third book, “The Final Day.” I downloaded this one the instant it was available and as a result have had a sleepless night! 

Charles says:

Outstanding Final Book (Better Than “One Year After”) I did not have high hopes for this book. But I was wrong—this is an outstanding book. It’s way better than the middle book of the trilogy (“One Year After”), which was overly talky and seemed like filler. Sure, it’s not as awesome as Fortschen’s first book, “One Second After”—but it’s hard to capture lightning in a bottle once, much less twice. So you should read this book, because unlike most “prepper” literature, which tends to be, um, not “literature,” this book both engrosses the reader and makes the reader think. 

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