Author: Jon Jefferson
Published: February 27th 2018 by Thomas & Mercer
PURCHASE: Amazon/ Audible/ Book Depository
An unthinkable terrorist plot: The earth is shaking. The clock is ticking.
Astronomer Megan O’Malley sees things on a cosmic scale—hidden planets, colliding galaxies, imploding stars deep in the universe. But this time, she’s sensing something much closer to home. And she can feel it underfoot, too: explosive seismic shifts along a geologic fault line that could unleash an apocalyptic disaster. O’Malley also discovers something even more terrifying: the cataclysm is intentional. Someone is determined to trigger a mega tsunami.
FBI Special Agent Chip Dawtry is a big-picture guy, too. He lost his brother on 9/11, and ever since, he’s focused on preventing the next massive terrorist attack. Now, it isn’t hypothetical—it’s unfolding fast. But only he and O’Malley see the peril.
When O’Malley vanishes, Dawtry races to find her. It’s up to them to stop a 150-foot wall of water ready to roil—and wipe out America’s Eastern Seaboard. Each new terrifying rumble means it may be too late.
Megan O'Malley is in La Palma trying to find planet nine when her telescope feels a tremor. She has lost her focus and says something to her co worker. He says that the machine is old and that happens sometimes, but she feels like something is off. She looks into some of the data and notices an anomaly. The seismic activity that the scientists are recording, seems to have been tampered with. Nobody seems to believe here but she hands her evidence to the Government with the hopes that they will look into it because what she found looks like someone is trying to create an earthquake in La Palma, and if that happens, it could mean disaster for millions of people.
I was in the search for a good disaster book when I saw this one. It's the second one I've read that was set in and around La Palma and I had high hopes going in. While it wasn't the big disaster book I was hoping for, I actually still really enjoyed it! It was fast paced, intense and had enough of the science behind the mega tsunami to keep me happy!
I loved Megan. I admired her tenacity and the amount of effort she put into getting someone to believe her. She knows that what she found would be devastating to the US, and despite people, including her ex husband, not believing her, she fought hard to get them to listen. She also went back to the island to set up her own seismic monitors in the hope of getting some truthful data.
Then we have FBI special agent Chip Dawtry. He accidentally comes into possession of the details Megan collected. He initially disregards the evidence, but it begins to niggle at him and he decides to get in contact with Megan, but she isn't answering her phone and her apartment is thrashed. He needs to find her and the truth before it's too late.
In all, this was a good read. I enjoyed the plot and the way it was portrayed. While I was reading this, and after having finished another book about a possible tsunami if an earthquake happened in La Palma, a documentary was on the discovery channels about La Palma and what would happen if an earthquake was to occur. It was quite eerie!! It made the book a lot more plausible for me.
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