Blackout: A Novel


Marc Elsberg

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TOMORROW WILL BE TOO LATE.
When the lights go out one night, no one panics. Not yet. The lights always come back on soon, don't they? Surely it's a glitch, a storm, a malfunction. But something seems strange about this night.

THIS IS NO ACCIDENT.
Across Europe, controllers watch in disbelief as electrical grids collapse. There is no power, anywhere.

THIS IS NO ACT OF GOD.
A former hacker and activist, Piero Manzano investigates a possible cause of the disaster. The authorities don't believe him, and he soon becomes the prime suspect himself. With the U.S. also at risk, Piero goes on the run with Lauren Shannon, a young American CNN reporter, desperate to uncover who is behind the attacks. After all, the power doesn't just keep the lights on--it keeps us alive.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Marc Elsberg is a former creative director in advertising. His debut thriller, Blackout, is a frighteningly plausible drama of an international blackout caused by a hacker attack. An instant bestseller in Germany, it has sold over a million copies and has been translated worldwide. Marc lives in Austria.


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