i just finished reading One Second After: One Second After: William R. Forstchen, Newt Gingrich: 9780765317582: Amazon.com: Books by william r. forstchen. omewhere here at SM in the past someone said that this book was an outright rip off of Lights Out: David Crawford: 9780615427355: Amazon.com: Books I have read both, and no way do i agree. To say so is like saying of 2 murder mysterys, that one was a rip off of the other because in both stories a woman was killed with a gun. JMHO of course, but both books stand alone and are worth a read. One second after got to me emotionally much more than did Lights out. Read them both or not.