Sometimes a book is scary even if it is not a horror book. All Systems Down it a thriller with a plot that gave me the chills.
When an emergency hits sometimes people band together. Other times society falls apart. In this story, much of society falls apart after hackers take down critical systems in the USA.
The basic plot involves a group of North Korean hackers taking out the US electrical grid. They also gain access to many internet connected devices including cars. In one afternoon they trigger their virus and basically shut everything down.
After the hack, the story mostly follows various survivors including an out of work dad trying to keep his Portland family safe, a pair of sisters on a camping trip, a US hacker trying to get to Portland and a US Navy pilot who ejected from her plane after the hack disabled it. There are also some sections of the story from the POV of the hackers along with a Portland resident that starts to murder and steal from survivors.
Without giving away any spoilers many of the POV characters meet up. Once they meet the pace of the book takes it up a notch till the end.
Overall this was a fun thriller to read. I am looking forward to the next books in this series to find out what happens next.