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