2017-05-16 00:38:13 UTC
_Unexpected World: The EMP Survivor Series Book 1_ by Chris Pike
Book number one of a three book series about an EMP apocalypse in the
USA. I read the POD (print on demand) version in trade paperback with
very nice paper and fonts. I have purchased the second and third books
in the series. The author has promised a fourth book in the series.
An unexplained EMP happens to the USA in the southern region along the
Gulf Coast. The book does not tell what happens to the rest of the USA.
As with all EMP books, the damage is extreme, affecting all
automobiles, computers, electrical grids, etc, etc, etc. And airplanes.
The protagonist is in a courtroom in downtown Houston when the EMP hits
as he is awaiting the jury's decision on a charged murderer that he is
prosecuting. A plane subsequently crashes into the courthouse as the
protagonist is talking to his daughter who is on a plane to New Orleans
and the EMP kills their connection. Moments later, her plane crashes in
the Atchafalaya swamp.
I enjoyed the book very much, especially since it is set in Texas where
I live and in Louisiana. However, I disagree with the author that an
EMP over the USA will kill car computers. Regular computers wired to
the grid, yes. But car computers that live in the horrible environment
of automobiles with under-voltage, over-voltage, current spikes, etc,
etc, etc. Cars will probably survive the EMP but your electrical grid, not.
My rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (670 reviews)