With a beginning on the island of La Palma in the Canaries,
it was immediately clear to me where the book was going to
find the impetus for the wall of water shown on the cover.
WAVE OF TERROR is an apt description for what would strike
the North American east coast if the earthquake that might
strike here -- or the volcano that might erupt -- dislodged
half a mountain into the Atlantic.
If you enjoy thrillers about
building tensions, with tremors at a Spanish observatory
scaring scientists while the folks in Langley have
terrorism on their minds, this could be your next favorite
read. Megan O'Malley, astronomer, quotes from the USGS
about the tremors she's feeling to her ex-husband on the
phone, but he hangs up on her. How rude. And she's in
potential danger, too. Conflicts like this are a great sign
of character development.
Meanwhile in America, virtual reality is creating images of
bridges being destroyed, but that's not for real. FBI
Special Agent Chip Dawtry turns out to be the only one who
believes Megan might be on to something, and what's more,
it's possible someone is creating a hazard deliberately.
Someone who wants to do a great deal of harm.
This is an exciting read, with plenty of real feeling
detail and information. I don't know if all thrillers now
include drone planes as standard, but this one has some. I
class WAVE OF TERROR as an adult read with strong language.
Jon Jefferson has certainly done a lot of homework and
probably had a great deal of fun writing this adventure.
Astronomer Megan Oâ€™Malley sees things on a cosmic
scaleâ€”hidden planets, colliding galaxies, imploding stars
deep in the universe. But this time, sheâ€™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. Oâ€™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, heâ€™s focused on
preventing the next massive terrorist attack. Now, it isnâ€™t
hypotheticalâ€”itâ€™s unfolding fast. But only he and Oâ€™Malley
see the peril.
When Oâ€™Malley vanishes, Dawtry races to find her. Itâ€™s up to
them to stop a 150-foot wall of water ready to roilâ€”and wipe
out Americaâ€™s Eastern Seaboard. Each new terrifying rumble
means it may be too late.