Blackout Marc Elsberg

41yt0l0uql-_ac_us218_Pub: Transworld

Tomorrow will be too late.

A cold night in Milan, Piero Manzano wants to get home.

Then the traffic lights fail. Manzano is thrown from his Alfa as cars pile up. And not just on this street – every light in the city is dead.

Across Europe, controllers watch in disbelief as electricity grids collapse.

Plunged into darkness, people are freezing. Food and water supplies dry up. The death toll soars.

Former hacker and activist Manzano becomes a prime suspect. But he is also the only man capable of finding the real attackers.

Can he bring down a major terrorist network before it’s too late?

Highly intense from start to finish..

Marc Elsberg has written a terrifying and realistic tale of the modern world.

The lights go out when Piero is travelling home, and what happens next is one roller-coaster of a read.  It makes one think of how we all rely on and need electricity.  It is for a lot more than I realised, not just lights, computers etc.

Set in Italy, Manzano is a computer hacker and sets about trying to find the reason behind what is happening, when he becomes a suspect he has a lot to prove.

I can really understand the ‘survivalists’ who store food etc ..just in case!!!!

Although I enjoyed this novel I think I would prefer to see it in film form, but that said I rather quite enjoyed it.

4*/5

 

 

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