A novel of Daybreak
In Directive 51, John Barnes created "the thinking person's techno-thriller"* about the modern world brought to a standstill by radical groups who engineered the destruction of a century of technology...
A year has passed since the catastrophic even known as "Daybreak" began.
9 months since Daybreak killed seven billion people.
8 months since Daybreak vaporized Washington DC.
6 months since rival governments emerged in Athens, Georgia, and Olympia, Washington.
4 months since the two governments of what was formerly the United States were on the brink of war.
3 months since war was (barely) avoided.
2 months since Athens and Olympia agreed to work together.
1 month since the survivors discovered that Daybreak isn't over...
*S. M. Stirling
"Barnes has written the thinking person's techo-thriller." —S.M. Stirling