The Pacific Northwest region of the North American continent is a prolific seismic area. The Cascadia Subduction Zone stretches from Vancouver Island down to Cape Mendocino, California, separating the Juan de Fuca and North American plates. It holds a great potential for spawning the ‘Big One’, a megathrust earthquake that could have devastating consequences for the regionThe Pacific Northwest region of the North American continent is a prolific seismic area. The Cascadia Subduction Zone stretches from Vancouver Island down to Cape Mendocino, California, separating the Juan de Fuca and North American plates. It holds a great potential for spawning the ‘Big One’, a megathrust earthquake that could have devastating consequences for the region. Paul Brinkworth, a seismologist with the Geoscience Center in Victoria, a city of Vancouver Island and capital of British Columbia, has a dilemma. Due to recent seismic tremors, emanating from the neighboring subduction zone, he is convinced that a megathrust quake is about to take place. Does he go public with a theory and risk his career or does he remain silent, allowing nature to take its course? The beautiful Angeline Summers, reporter for the Victoria Herald, is keen to exploit the rumor but that’s not all she is interested in. A drama of non-stop action unfolds as Paul pursues the illegal activities of a drug cartel who have established their laboratory too close to his seismic monitoring station in the rainforest near Tofino, a small tourist town on the west coast. Paul and his family become the cartel’s target when he discovers their illegal quest minutes before the largest earthquake ever recorded hits the Island. His life is suddenly turned up-side-down by the seismic event with its devastating aftermath while he is forced to go to great lengths to protect the people he loves, not only in surviving the quake, but in outwitting his adversaries. This gripping tale of suspenseful intrigue contains all the ingredients that will keep the reader turning the pages. Natural disaster, inconvenient love and survival against extreme odds are the elements that make this story a winner. ...
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subduction zone Reviews
You can easily replace the earthquake with another disaster and it would not have mattered. The characters are bland and makes some pretty stupid decisions. (view spoiler)[The main character just evaded a man trying to kill him twice, and when was asked if the car chasing them is that gunman again, all he says is he doubts it. Really? Also, his friend just died, he doesn't know what happened to his family when the quake happened and he can't keep his manhood to himself? Another scene is someone who thinks it's best not to tell the police when he just found out that some guy's in trouble. He doesn't have a clue as to what kind of trouble that guy is having or who the perpetrators are but not going to the police and just rescuing the man himself AND taking the daughter of the man with him is very stupid. (hide spoiler)]Wish I haven't read this one. Still gave it 2 stars because I managed to finish it.
Actually, more a2.5The premise of the book was interesting.it's really a suspense story mixed in a second story, more a thriller.I don't think it's well written, though.as I read,I found myself frequently ask"really"? And other times I found serious issues with facts, more like made up and not researched, facts.example of one is a seriously burned patient able to just get up a week later to exact revenge or "the big one"that the results of being rather mundane.but I finished the book.but sure I'd want to read it again.