Aurora: A Novel

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A countdown to chaos is set in motion by the forces of nature. The Carrington event of 1859 involved a Coronal Mass Ejection (sunstorm) which wiped out telegraphs across the United States. Scientists have been predicting a similar event for years. This event could cripple the world. In Aurora, Illinois, Norman Levy receives word from a former student and now meteorologist that the long-overdue event is rapidly approaching. Aubrey, a businesswoman and divorcee who lives down the block from Norman, receives the news from her stunned stepson. They rush to obtain food and supplies to weather the crisis. In California, Thom Banning, brother of Aubrey, is about to jet his way towards his doomsday bunker. He has been prepping for this moment for years but is about to realize money only goes so far in an emergency. Despite attempts at forestalling the inevitable, the lights go out, pandemonium develops and survival is paramount, but not assured.

Aurora doesn’t dawdle in amping up the tension in an apocalyptic scenario. Author David Koepp (Cold Storage) honed his artistic chops as a screenwriter/director, but “Aurora” illustrates his talents aren’t limited to the big screen. A terrific book with suspense, emotional depth, and heart.


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Author David Koepp
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 304 pages
Publisher Harper
Publish Date 07-Jun-2022
ISBN 9780062916471
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Issue June 2022
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller
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