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  • Published: 30 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9781784161897
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $19.99

Blackout

The addictive international bestselling disaster thriller


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A blockbuster disaster thriller and million-copy global bestseller - civilisation falls apart when a terrorist group turns off the power all over Europe.

'Fast, tense, thrilling - and timely: this will happen one day. Highly recommended' LEE CHILD
'A dazzling debut' Marcel Berlins, The Times
THE TIMES THRILLER OF THE MONTH
THE GLOBAL MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER
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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?

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'Part Dan Brown–style chase and part eco-thriller, this debut—a bestseller in Germany—will get people talking' — Booklist US



  • Pub date: 30 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9781784161897
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Marc Elsberg

Marc Elsberg is a former creative director in advertising. CODE ZERO is his second bestselling thriller, first published in Germany. Full of cutting-edge science, its terrifying scenario of the dangers of social media, surveillance and data theft has shown to be fully prescient. His first global thriller BLACKOUT was also published worldwide. Marc Elsberg lives in Vienna, Austria.

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Praise for Blackout

“Fast, tense, thrilling - and timely: this will happen one day. Highly recommended.”

LEE CHILD

“A dazzling debut”

Marcel Berlins, The Times

“Part Dan Brown–style chase and part eco-thriller, this debut - a bestseller in Germany - will get people talking.”

Booklist US

“What makes this novel so compelling: it is not unrealistic. Quite the opposite.”

Handelsblatt

“Blackout is a thriller resembling those of Frank Schatzing - it combines suspense with meticulous research”

Emotion

“A controversial techno thriller”

Gala Men

“Electrifying: in this scientific thriller...Elsberg describes the murderous consequences of a blackout in Europe”

Stern


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