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A week after a cyber-attack crippled America's power grid, millions are dead - frozen by the worst winter storm in a century, irradiated by exploding nuclear power plants or murdered by ruthless criminals. Millions more starve and battle for survival amidst the ever-worsening conditions.

Despite the long odds, ex-cop Nate Bauer is determined to do whatever it takes to reach his pregnant wife and family in Chicago. Joining him on this perilous journey is 15-year-old Dakota, a young prepper on a mission to find her uncle.

Braving the frozen wastes of Illinois, however, may be the least of their worries, since the road to salvation runs directly through the heart of America's most dangerous city.

©2020 William H. Weber (P)2020 William H. Weber

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Action-Packed; New Characters Introduced

'System Failure' is the second book in the 'America Offline' series. The author continues the story of Nate and Dakota's search for their family members. Dakota is searching for her uncle and Nate for his wife, sister-in-law and nephews. Hampering their search is the coordinated cyber attack on the power grid amidst the worst winter storm in more than a century. Their journey takes them into the heart of Chicago. Will things work out as Nate hopes?

The book also introduces new characters. At the Chicago airport, Holly and her son, Dylan, are trapped. There are no resources coming to help and everyone is almost out of food. Holly and Dylan flee when the airport becomes too dangerous, but will they find safety in the city?

There's just as much action and suspense to be had in this installment as in the first. Nate and Dakota meet both friend and foe on their way to the city. The story of family is a strong theme in this series. The 'family of choice' element is very interesting. The plot and dialogue are believable. Overall, It's a well-written story and I look forward to the rest of the series.

Once again Gary Teidemann has provided narration that draws the listener into William H Weber's great story.

I received a free review copy of this audiobook, at my request. This is my voluntary review.

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Absolutely LOVED it

loved this 2 book series loved the charactors animal and human... zero profanity and a twist I didn't see coming tho it was obvious all along. Congratulations Mr Webber on a superb series perfect in length for the story. really enjoyed it. I would give 10 stars of I could.

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Can't wait for book 3!

These books are phenomenal! Kept me wanting to go back for more the whole time! Hoping the 3rd book will be released soon!!!

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Amazing

an amazing story. great second part to the storyline. can't wait to get the third part.

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A good book following its successor

It’s great and I like how they dropped the annoying noise before the new chapter

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Kept me interested with the right wing propaganda

It was far from my favorite book but an okay read. Just joking about the propaganda, but I thought another review was laughable. As if morals, character, prepping, and respecting laws and the Constitution is a right wing thing. If that is the case then thanks for the complement. I do find it a little far fetched as far as they day 1 or day 2 events but then again....It is a book. However, we have lived through plenty of things that make it as least plausible. Back to the book, it was somewhat predictable but kept me engaged in the overall story. For some reason I don't see book 3 on Audible. Let's hope that changes.

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System Failure

The same as book two of "The Day After Darkness. If it was explained correctly I wouldn't have bought this.

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absolutely loved it

the characters are riveting. the story compelling. this was a wonderful adventure the author took me on .. I can't wait for the next one.

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Adventure novel or right wing propaganda?

I am almost finished with the second book and am having a hard time. The whole series seems to be predicated on the notion that the world is filled with degenerates save but a few patriotic traditionalists that fight at every turn to regain what was lost to a series of attacks. The rapidity at which society degrades into utter lawlessness and barbarism is laughable to say the least. Obviously written by someone who has either never stepped foot into a city with a population of over 100,000 or if they had were clutching their concealed pistol with white knuckles assuming that legions of crackheads were pursuing them everywhere they went. The time it would have taken to get even the most basic things right about the city of Chicago would amount to around 20 minutes with Google Maps and Wikipedia. Still he managed to get most of it wrong. Rather you are served up the city with the kind of nuance you might find in a Breitbart column. I assume this kind of thing will appeal to many. If you can overlook the obvious agenda of this series it does have plenty of action packed shoot outs and rescues required of this genre of prepper porn so it will fill the bill I suppose.

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Amazing story and great character development

I could not stop listening to this audio book both book 1 and book 2 are amazing ! They keep you on edge and looking for more. I cannot wait for book 3 to be released. They could make these books into a TV series or a video game without many changes.