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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Wave of Terror by Jon Jefferson

Are you in the mood for a great disaster novel? Well, this is the one for you!

I'm a sucker for disaster novels and I comb the lists regularly to see when a new one is due to be released. I lucked out and, thanks to NetGalley and Thomas & Mercer, I received this ARC to read and review.

The premise -- an astronomist is in La Palma (in the Canary Islands 250 miles off the coast of Africa) looking for Planet Nine when she notices abnormal seismic activity that is not being transmitted to the scientists who monitor that sort of thing. When she does the research, she finds that a quake along the fault line there will result in catastrophic tidal waves that will decimate coastlines from North America and other countries along the Atlantic coast.

Dr. Megan O'Malley is no Cassandra but, in desperation, she contacts her ex-husband and the government. Unwittingly, an FBI special agent Chip Dawtry, gets the information she's trying to share to get out the warning. Can they make the authorities LISTEN before it's too late? This tsunamic wave will wipe out entire coastlines and cause millions of deaths -- not to mention the damage it will do to the economy and the infrastructure of all the areas affected. She's a lone voice, a scientist, but will those in power take her discovery to heart and intervene before it is too late?

I loved this very fast-paced novel and read it over a matter of hours, not wanting to put it down. It's tense and action-packed with all sorts of interesting characters and geography. Not to mention the incredible scientific detail about the fault line and the resultant catastrophe. Megan and Chip are a dynamic due who defy the odds and make the play to save the earth. What could be a more fun read?

The authors of this are quite well-known -- in fact, Jon Jefferson IS Jefferson Bass of the Body Farm series! If you're in the mood for thrills and heart-pounding adrenalin rush, this is the novel for you!
I only wish there were more titles like this available to read these days as I thoroughly enjoyed the break from my usual genre (mysteries and police procedurals).

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