ARC Review: All Systems Down by Sam Boush

All Systems Down by Same Boussch

Published February 8th, 2018 by Lakewater Press

Genres Thriller, Science Fiction


Pak Han-Yong’s day is here. An elite hacker with Unit 101 of the North Korean military, he’s labored for years to launch Project Sonnimne: a series of deadly viruses set to cripple Imperialist infrastructure. And with one tap of his keyboard, the rewards are immediate. Brendan Chogan isn’t a hero. He’s an out-of-work parking enforcement officer and one-time collegiate boxer trying to support his wife and children. But now there’s a foreign enemy on the shore, a blackout that extends across America, and an unseen menace targeting him. Brendan must do whatever it takes to keep his family safe.
In the wake of the cyber attacks, electrical grids fail, satellites crash to earth, and the destinies of nine strangers collide. Strangers whose survival depends upon each other’s skills and courage.

This was a fairly interesting book, as I really do like both military nonfiction and fiction, as well as dystopian and post-apocalyptic type books. The plot is fairly fast paced and the main character, Brendan Chogan was fairly interesting. Brendan is an unemployed parking enforcement officer, who used to also be a collegiate boxer, simply trying to support his family.

This story contains many elements of an apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic genre book such as a failing of the power grid that causes a blackout across America, cyber attacks and failing satellites. Definitely all situations that could happen in real life, which made the story a bit more realistic. Overall, I enjoyed the author’s writing, the plot and the main character and I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC of this book.

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