One stunning afternoon, desktops around the world close down in a viral disaster. At sixteen-year-old Adam Daley's highschool, the matter first appears a standard electric outage, until eventually scholars realize that cellphones are down, municipal utilities are failing, and some computer-free automobiles like Adam's are the single automobiles that functionality. using domestic, Adam encounters a hurricane tide of anger and worry because the sector turns into paralyzed. Soon―as assets dwindle, crises mount, and chaos descends―he will see his suburban local band jointly for cover. And Adam will keep in mind that having a police captain for a mom and a retired executive secret agent residing round the corner aren't simply the evidence of his existence however the keys to his survival, in The Rule of 3 by Eric Walters.
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