If you only had 36 hours to get yourself prepared for the end of the world, what would you do?
That’s the question prepper and author, Bobby Akart asks readers in 36 Hours, the first book in his new Blackout series. You see, thirty-six hours is the maximum amount of advanced warning each of us would have—if we’re lucky—before the feared and long expected Carrington-Event-sized CME would hit our earth. That is assuming we received these notifications on our phone. After this period—what Akart calls “Zero Hour” (also the name of the 2nd book in his series)—you’re on your own as everything powering the machinery of our economy and society has gone dead, probably for good.
So ask yourself what you would do if you knew this were about to happen?
The book’s main characters, the Ryman family, face this very question. They race against a silent clock, ticking down to Armageddon, to get home while they collect what they need to survive. And unlike most prepper fiction novels, this family has no survival skills or prior knowledge. Consequently, this scenario is much more likely than the know-it-all prepper/Special Ops super human that we’ve usually come to expect with this genre. This storyline is also much more instructional for the reader. By the end, you’ll know what you’ll need to possess to survive if you were given less than thirty-six hours before, the beginning of the end.
Akart’s science-based descriptions of what’s about to happen and why, is also a fresh twist to most apocalyptic thrillers that have habitually burned up their physics textbooks as the story unfolds. Initially, this style may seem a little plodding, but stick with it. The story quickly grabs you by the short hairs and pulls you in. Soon you’re racing along with the Rymans trying to get home, to get safe, and to prepare for the coming SHTF.
36 Hours is a fast-paced refreshing take on a theme (CME/solar storms taking down the American grid) of which readers can’t seem to get enough. No wonder why it’s the current #1 best-seller in Post-Apocalyptic fiction on Amazon.
This scary-real and necessary read will definitely have you asking yourself, “What would I do?” I highly recommend this book and I plan to read the series (I rarely say that). Five Stars.