Once in a while you come across a book that will grab your stomach and twist it into a knot. Once doing so, the story keeps twisting, literally making your heart whip in your throat like a never-ending roller coaster ride. Even if you‘re not yet a fan of this author and his works, notably “One Second After,” you will have to trust me, and let me be very clear here: you HAVE to read this.
The events of this story will not come as a surprise to people who have made it their life’s work to protect the populace. For some the story will be an apocalyptic fantasy only imagined by those crazy people who “cling to their guns,” as once noted in a political speech. Reading this book left me wondering how the fictional events haven’t happened yet. Thank God they haven’t!
For those who don’t believe that such a thing could happen in this country, you have to read this. You will have to acknowledge the apparent ease at which the event unfolds. It will scare the SHIT out of you and it should.
Shortly after the attacks of 9/11, there was a rumor that leaders in this country asked some of the creative minds of this country–authors, entertainers and the like–to conjure such scenarios. I’m sure that if this consultation actually happened, such an event might have been thought up. Its simplicity is startling. Maybe it wasn’t posed because it was too horrific.
You are probably asking: what could be more horrific than the attacks on 9/11? How about fifty schools being attacked by terrorists? Then a second wave of terrorists roaming the highways, gunning down those parents who are making their way to rescue their children.
For some this is a far-fetched scenario. For those who make a living protecting the populace and have studied such attacks that have happened in other parts of the world, it isn’t far-fetched at all. In fact, it is a fairly short leap into this sort of nightmare.
Read this book and be prepared to view our relatively safe society in a way that you may never view it again.