Zero Hour

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D. M. Baillie, Oct 20, 2014 - Fiction - 236 pages

Being thousands of miles from home is always a daunting prospect, but at the apocalypse it’s astronomically unthinkable. Jack Lee was just outside L.A. when the most devastating war the world has ever seen began. He was also there when it ended, over in almost an instant. Jack survived the attack, but he was on the other side of the country from his wife and son. Not knowing if his family are still alive, Jack sets out on the long journey home, his legs his only mode of transport. To get back to his family he has to survive, but he doesn’t yet know the dangers that are waiting in front of him. 


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America's major cities are decimated by a nuclear attack. Jack Lee is on a business trip in Los Angeles when the bombs fall. Now he must make his way back to New York to find his wife and son.
The first person narrative is effective at conveying the thoughts and emotions of the main character as he makes his way cross country in an attempt to reunite with his family. This isn't a high flying, thrill-a-minute novel and that is not a criticism at all. This book's magic is in its descriptive language that puts you in the main character's shoes. You really experience his thoughts and emotions, and this translates into a suspenseful, tense and gut-wrenching story. I found myself reading at a breakzneck pace to find out how events would play out. Zero Hour really pulled me in. I highly recommend it.


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About the author (2014)

 D.M. Baillie is a young Scottish novelist originally from Glasgow. His first novel Time To Kill,  was published in late 2012, a crime thriller about a young man faced with drastic choices for something that happened in his mysterious past. His second novel, Zero Hour, is due for release on the 20th October 2014, a post apocalyptic story of a man trying to walk across the USA after a devastating nuclear attack. Some of D.M. Baillie's favourite authors include James Patterson, Chris Ryan, Terry Goodkind, J.K. Rowling and George R.R. Martin. A graduate from the University of Glasgow, D.M. Baillie has spent over ten years in the Aerospace Industry and has worked on various Aircraft Projects. Also an avid lover of outdoor pursuits such as rock climbing, gives him inspiration to create hair raising, thrilling novels that take you on a roller-coaster ride from start to finish.