SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THESE BOOKS I DO DISCUSS SOME ASPECTS HERE.
I read both of the books "One second after" and "One year later" they are both excellent but I personally like the first one better. He is one great writer. The way he got into the "death waves" due to lack of medicine, cleanliness etc.
A lot of typical "survival" type fiction books tend to lean toward the guy(s) who have themselves all prepared with everything. This one was better, while the main character had armed himself with lots of knowledge, not so much on the material side, which made it very realistic and made me pause and think about my own preparations. In the book how described all the mistakes he had made and the things he was "going to get around too" but never did. Those few things can make the difference between life and death. I think we all (me included) tend to get wrapped up in the cool guy stuff. How many magazines you have, loaded with what type of ammo, and how we have clear killing fields around our BOL, and NO ONE will ever get past me and take my stuff etc etc. Survival is a lot more than all that. All of those things are very important and are part of the bigger picture. But unless you are healthy and you are capable of standing up and even just holding your weapon, all the ammo in the world won't help you. Being sick and not eating has killed more people in this world then any weapons ever have.
I learned quite a bit from this book series, one tangible thing I really lacked in (actually had nothing) was just vitamins. I don't want to start a war on that subject, but I just went out and bought some bottles of quality Multivitamins, and yes, I do rotate them out. My point here is not vitamins, but the bigger picture, while I love nothing better than going to gun shows. Some of that play money that we spend on a new AR lower, (that will accompany the other 5 in your safe) should be spent on ______________. You fill in the blank.
Definitely a good read and makes you think very hard about reality and the death toll we could all face, and things I just never thought of.