Jeff Carlson, author of the Plague Year trilogy and The Frozen Sky, is back with his next science fiction thriller, employing some of the things that made his previous novels so addicting and riveting, as well as presenting a story that is both shocking and gripping.
A catastrophic global event related to excessive solar flares and reactions with the sun is triggered, blighting the planet. Before anyone knows what’s going on, they find themselves not themselves, but regressing to some primitive form, behaving like Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons. A Navy pilot deep in the Pacific, a computational biologist and an autistic boy are all pulled together in a strange way in this changed world. Many have died already; more will lose their lives, but those willing to survive will have to do what it takes.
Carlson has taken a couple of seemingly disparate and interesting what if ideas and brought them together. With plenty of action scenes, Interrupt covers some familiar ground from his previous books with a dominating military presence and how people act when put under extreme stress situations. Interrupt is classic Carlson.
Originally written on November 14, 2013 ©Alex C. Telander.
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