The Long Night

When darkness falls, can you find your way home?

In an instant, everything changed. “The Long Night” takes you on a heart-stopping journey of survival, as a massive cyber-attack triggers a nationwide blackout. This cyber-attack survival thriller is a must-read for fans of “One Second After” by William R. Forstchen, “Lights Out” by David Crawford, and “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel.

After a cyber-attack, followed by an electromagnetic pulse (EMP), the Winter family from Harbour Island, Florida, faces an unprecedented struggle for survival. Former military officer John Winter and his son, Jack, find themselves 100 miles from home when technology disappears. Their dangerous journey back is filled with dangers in a world that has suddenly turned primitive overnight.

Meanwhile, back at home, John’s wife, Emily, an esteemed electrical engineering specialist, along with their daughter, Sarah, face the daunting task of surviving in a world now shrouded in darkness and chaos. Their courage and intelligence are their only weapons against the advancing chaos.

“The Long Night” intertwines the Winter family’s intimate fight for survival with the broader challenges faced by a nation under cyber siege. This captivating story, set in a post-EMP America, challenges readers to confront their reliance on technology, making it a remarkable addition to the dystopian fiction genre.

Immerse yourself in this narrative, a blend of cyber thriller and post-apocalyptic survival, where the resilience of community, faith, and scientific expertise shines in the darkest of times.

“The Long Night” is a testament to human resilience in the face of a technological apocalypse.

  • Excerpt from “The Long Night”:


Suddenly a deafening series of explosions reverberated around the arena. John and Jack instinctively ducked, their hearts racing. As they dared to glance up, they witnessed electrical transformers detonating, sending showers of sparks and flames into the night sky. Power lines, once a symbol of modern reliability, were now ablaze, their flames flickering like malevolent serpents.

A massive LED panel at the front of the Amway Arena, which usually displayed highlight reels of the Magic’s star players, horrifyingly burst into flames. The inferno cast an eerie, otherworldly orange glow over the entrance below.

On the streets, every car came to a sudden and mysterious stop. Smoke billowed from beneath the hoods of some vehicles, while others were jolted by the sudden deployment of airbags, leaving their occupants shocked and disoriented.

Without hesitation, John seized Jack’s arm, yanking him away from a live wire that had fallen perilously close. “We need to get out of here!” John’s voice cut through the chaos, his eyes darting, searching for a sanctuary amidst the bedlam.

They moved away from the crowds still pouring out of the Amway Arena. They found a spot up ahead, a brief respite from the vehicular and electrical chaos.

Taking a moment to assess the situation, John was struck by the profound darkness that had enveloped them. It was an oppressive, almost palpable void, swallowing every sound and sight. Not a single light was on – no streetlights, billboards, emergency lights, or even headlights.

The streets, once teeming with life, now resembled a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Cars lay abandoned, their drivers standing nearby, their faces etched with disbelief and confusion. A cacophony of voices rose as people grappled with the inexplicable blackout. (…)


Meet Alex Bueno

Trained as an engineer and driven by a passion for storytelling, Alex is a lifelong learner, with a background in tech product development. Yet, it’s not just the wonders of the digital age that fascinate him. His novels revolve around thrillers and adventures, consistently exploring the influence of technology on society. At the same time, he weaves in Christian values emphasizing family, community, and the resilience of the human spirit.

Inspired by renowned authors like Stephen King, James Patterson, Tom Clancy, and Michael Crichton, Alex’s stories captivate while also provoking deep thought.

Alex cherishes life alongside his wife and their 18-year-old son. Their journey is anchored by unwavering faith and a profound bond.

Rising from the Ash: After the Fall Book 2

The ashes of the fallen world have settled on the broken remnants of humanity. The survivors work to carve out some semblance of a life in what remains.

James awakens to a group of new faces. Their friendly demeanor and collective skills convince him to bring them home to his friends. He soon finds that new people mean new complications.

Charlotte rises from the brink of death and faces a whole new set of challenges. She fights through one obstacle after the next, all while doing the best she can for those who have chosen to follow her–old and new.

These survivors struggle to find a safe haven in the natural world, away from the crumbling civilization where terrible and desperate people run rampant. They learn, however, that nature can be far deadlier than the terrors they have fled. As winter draws near, forces beyond their control pit them against a danger beyond any they have faced.

Old ways disintegrate as this group adapts to what life has become after the Fall and rise together from the ashes of what once was.


Meet Jordan Crestwood

Jordan Crestwood is a fiction author from the southeastern United States. He is the author of the After the Fall series.