Blackout is the concluding book of Mira Grant’s Newsflesh trilogy. I really enjoyed this trilogy. A lot. The previous volumes, Feed and Deadline set the events up and this volume concludes the series in a very satisfying manner.
Shaun and the crew face the roots of the conspiracy that has embedded itself in the nation. Along the way, they also face a zombie grizzly and a group somewhat more insane than themselves. Insanity, both personal and at a societal level is really one of the themes here. When all else fails and your own sanity is stretched to the limit, who can you depend on? If you can’t depend on yourself, what is left? What should be the relationship between a government, the governed and the agencies comprising that government?
Good questions and Grant doesn’t flinch from looking for answers within the journey that is this final volume.
If you liked the first two volumes, I think you will enjoy this one as well.