The highly-anticipated follow-up to William R. Forstchen s New York Times bestsellers, One Second After and One Year After, The Final Day 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 terror.Read more...
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The highly-anticipated follow-up to William R. Forstchen s New York Times bestsellers, One Second After and One Year After, The Final Day 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 terror.
After defeating the designs of the alleged federal government, John Matherson and his community have returned their attention to restoring the technologies and social order that existed prior to the EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) attack. Then the government announces that it s 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 The Constitution is no longer in effect, and what s left of the U.S. Army has been deployed to suppress rebellion in the remaining states.
The man sent to confront John is General Bob Scales, John s old commanding officer and closest friend from prewar days. Will General Scales follow orders, or might he be the crucial turning point in the quest for an America that is again united? As the dubious Federal government increasingly curtails liberty and trades away sovereignty, it might just get exactly what it fears: revolution."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-10-24
- Reviewer: Staff
Pompous, windy political discussions swamp the few effective action scenes in bestseller Forstchens conclusion (after 2015s One Year After) to his trilogy set in a United States reeling from the effects of a devastating electromagnetic pulse attack. John Matherson, commander of the independent State of Carolina, spearheads efforts to reconstitute pre-attack technology. Meanwhile, Gen. Bob Scales, Mathersons friend and former commanding officer, offers Matherson and his community an ultimatum: they must unite with a shadowy reconstituted federal government or die. But Scales cant fool his old friend. Matherson and his followers eventually uncover a conspiracy of governmental elites, who violated their oaths to the Constitution and saved themselves before the attack, then held on to power at the peoples expense. Needless to say, the criminal entity that claims to be the federal government comes to a bad end. Those who buy into right-wing wish fulfillment fantasies will be enthralled. Agent: Eleanor Wood, Spectrum Literary Agency. (Jan.)