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When the lights go out one night, no one panics. Not yet. The lights always come back on soon, don’t they? Surely it’s a glitch, a storm, a malfunction. But something seems strange about this night. Across Europe, controllers watch in disbelief as electrical grids collapse. There is no power, anywhere.
A former hacker and activist, Piero investigates a possible cause of the disaster. The authorities don’t believe him, and he soon becomes a prime suspect himself. With the United States now also at risk, Piero goes on the run with Lauren Shannon, a young American CNN reporter based in Paris, desperate to uncover who is behind the attacks. After all, the power doesn’t just keep the lights on―it keeps us alive.
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. Blackout became an international bestseller and one of the most successful books of its kind in Germany and has been translated worldwide. The follow-up Zero is becoming equally successful. Blackout and Zero became both Scientific Book of the Year. Marc Elsberg, born 1967, lives and works in Vienna, Austria.