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'A dazzling debut' Marcel Berlins, The Times THE TIMES THRILLER OF THE MONTH THE GLOBAL MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER PUBLISHED IN 15 LANGUAGES WORLDWIDE A 21ST-CENTURY HIGH-CONCEPT DISASTER THRILLER 'Fast, tense, thrilling - and timely- this will happen one day. Highly recommended' LEE CHILD *************************************** 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? ************************ 'Part Dan Brown-style chase and part eco-thriller, this debut-a bestseller in Germany-will get people talking' - Booklist US
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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 *

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