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Rogue Wave by Boyd Morrison

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Rogue Wave by Boyd Morrison

Rogue Wave by Boyd Morrison

Kai Tanaka, the Assistant Director of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu, thinks he’s going to have a rather boring Memorial Day at work. His wife is at work hosting a Memorial Day brunch for Veterans. His daughter, his wife’s best friend and her daughter are spending the day at the beach in Waikiki. And his brother has decided to stop by and annoy him. Typical holiday on the island. Until an earthquake is detected in the middle of the Pacific, in a place not known to experience quakes. And the buoys in the area seem to be malfunctioning. And no one is answering the phones on Christmas Island. Kai Tanaka makes a gut decision to issue a tsunami warning and evacuate the island to higher ground. But the waves headed for Hawaii are like nothing anyone has ever experienced, or dreamed of in their worst nightmares.

This is a great edge-of-your-seat scientific thriller. It’s based on real research with a few twists the author added (he explains it all in the afterward) which makes the scenarios even scarier than if he just made the calculations up. It’s got a great cinematic feel and there is never a lull in the action. DON’T read this if you are planning a tropical beach vacation…

By | 2017-05-08T20:08:35+00:00 February 27th, 2011|SCLSNJ Recommended Reads|
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