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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



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 TimesTHE TIMES THRILLER OF THE MONTH THE GLOBAL MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER***************************************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

  • Published: 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. His debut thriller, the high-concept disaster thriller BLACKOUT, became a bestseller and one of the most successful thrillers of its kind in Germany. He has also given a TEDx talk on the subject of the horrors of an electrical grid failure. BLACKOUT and his follow-up, CODE ZERO were selected as Scientific Book of the Year in Germany. BLACKOUT was named Thriller of the Month by the Times. His latest bestselling thriller, GREED, contains cutting-edge research on the economy. He 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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