THE EXPLOSIVE, APOCALYPTIC FIRST THRILLER BY THE AUTHOR OF Acts of Vanishing. The future of humankind rests in the hands of a disgraced military code-breaker and a journalist–his ex-wife.

William Sandberg, once a well-respected military cryptologist, is a ruined man. His career is in shambles, his marriage is over, and he’s succumbed to a deep depression.

But William’s talents haven’t gone unnoticed. A nameless, top-secret organization abducts him and tasks him with a daunting mission: decode a message that will reveal the disastrous prophecies hidden in our DNA before it is too late.

Meanwhile, William’s ex-wife Christina sets out to find him. She connects with an eccentric group at a mysterious chateau in the Alps, where the secret organization is plotting the destruction of humankind–unless the ex-lovers can reunite and put a stop to the plan.

A thrilling, globe-spanning novel about humanity on the verge of crisis, Chain of Events explodes and then reconfigures the ties that bind us to one another.

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"Olsson lines up a sympathetic and well-developed cast of characters, inserts them into some interesting places, and allows very few dull moments, especially once the action really gets rolling. An end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it thriller featuring two unlikely, but very likeable protagonists."—Kirkus Reviews
"Olsson's debut, a world-in-peril thriller, gets high marks for developing an original concept and building suspense."—Publishers Weekly
"Distinctly cinematic.... A colorful blockbuster thriller."—The Independent (UK)
"Secrets are unveiled with a masterful sense of pace.... Olsson has the page-turning power of Michael Crichton."—The Sun (UK)
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