In One Second After, William R. Forstchen creates a gripping and terrifying story of American life after a nuclear attack. It is one week after the end of the world as we know it, and America is reeling from the impact of its horrific national disaster. People are looting and rioting; lawlessness abounds. In small towns across North Carolina, families are banding together for safety against roving gangs… One man struggles to keep his family safe in this new reality: John Matherson. A former Air Force officer who now teaches physics at an area high school, Matherson’s knowledge of science may be all that keeps his loved ones alive as society descends into chaos around them..
For who is this book for ?
One Second After is for readers who are interested in post-apocalyptic stories as well as realistic fiction.
- The book is an accurate portrayal of what could happen after a nuclear attack.
- It is well-written and easy to follow.
- The characters are realistic and likable.
- In this book, the protagonist is a man who has to protect his family in a post-apocalyptic world.
- This book may be too dark or violent for some readers.
- The ending of this book may be unsatisfying for some readers.
Learn more about the author
William R. Forstchen is a professor of history at Montreat College and the author of over sixty books, including We Look Like Men of War, Onward Christian Soldiers and Never Surrender.
“After [One Second After], I could never look at a nuclear power plant the same way again.”
“This book is amazing! It’s one of those that you can’t put down once you start reading. I read it in two days!”
“One Second After should be a wake-up call to the world.”
“If you are looking for a realistic, heart-pounding end of the world story, look no further than One Second After.”