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SOON TO BE A MAJOR TV SERIES

A terrifying apocalyptic thriller from the one of the brightest stars of the genre…

‘Chillingly plausible’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

It seems to be a very normal Monday morning. But in the space of only a few days, the world’s oil supplies have been severed and at a horrifying pace things begin to unravel everywhere. And this is no natural disaster: someone is behind this.

Jenny is stuck in Manchester, fighting desperately against the rising chaos to get back to London, where her children are marooned as events begin to spiral out of control: riots, raging fires, looting, rape and murder. In the space of a week, London is transformed into a lawless and anarchic vision of hell.

Jenny’s estranged husband, oil engineer Andy Sutherland, is stranded in Iraq with a company of British soldiers, desperate to find a way home to his family, trapped as transport links and the very infrastructure of daily life begin to collapse around him.

And against all this, a mysterious man is tracking Andy’s family. He’ll silence anyone who might be able to reveal the identities of those behind this global disaster. It seems that the same people who now have a stranglehold on the future of civilisation have flexed their muscles before, at other significant tipping points in history, and they are prepared to do anything to keep their secret – and their power – safe.

Reviews

LAST LIGHT is sensational
LONDON LITE
Alex Scarrow's depiction of Britain as only a few hours away from disintegration is chillingly plausible
DAILY TELEGRAPH
Few books have made my heart race and blood pressure soar like this one... it had me on the edge of my seat
PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH
Scarrow keeps his foot on the accelerator in this apocalyptic thriller, which is reminiscent of Frederick Forsyth and John Wyndham
BIRMINGHAM POST
This has everything, from conspiracy theories to highlighting environmental issues facing the world today ... Scarrow made my head zing
THE TRUTH ABOUT BOOKS
A terrific thriller ... the thriller of the summer. It should be the novel that airport booksellers can't get enough of
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