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