Cyber war meets Stephen King’s The Stand in All Systems Down, the first of three SF novels in the Cyber War series by Sam Boush. The only thing wrong with this excellent speculative fiction novel is you have to wait for the other two to find out what happens. Kindle version
The premise is North Korea has invaded the United States with a malicious code that shuts down anything that has an electronic component. This means communications, power and water supply, most cars, and every infrastructure you can think of. The United States is left defenseless and people have to fend for themselves. A multinational force from Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea then invades the U.S.
ALL Systems Down has strong lead characters: Lieutenant Kelly Song, a naval fighter pilot, Brendan, a giant of a man with tremendous strength with a family to protect, Xandra, a computer expert who is the only hope to defeat the code, and a pilot and his young daughter hired to fly Xandra to Portland.
Every thriller needs a great villain and Sierra Eigelb, a salesclerk who discovers the joy of killing is an absolute great villain. She brings a great dose of violence to what is otherwise a fairly quiet apocalyptic story.
I can’t wait to get my hands on the next two books in the Cyber War series by Sam Boush.