Icefire

Icefire

Book - 1998
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
Once lovers, now enemies, Navy SEAL Captain Mitch Webber and oceanographer Cory Rey must join forces to stop a cabal of Chinese officials from devasating the Pacific Rim nations using nuclear weapons to create gigantic tidal waves

Baker
& Taylor

Once lovers, now enemies, Navy SEAL Captain Mitch Webber and oceanographer Cory Rey must join forces to stop a cabal of Chinese officials from devastating the Pacific Rim nations using nuclear weapons to create gigantic tidal waves.

Simon and Schuster
THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE NATURAL DISASTER IN HISTORY ISN'T NATURAL.... THE PLACEAntarctica. The Ross Ice Shelf. A floating slab of solid ice the size of France, more than 3,000 feet thick. THE EVENT On Thanksgiving weekend, six precisely placed nuclear warheads buried 2,000 feet beneath the ice detonate in sequence, shearing the Ross Shelf from the underwater rises that anchor it. In just three hours, huge fractures rip through the Shelf, freeing the ice from the grip of the land more than a half mile beneath it. Then a seventh warhead explodes eighteen miles above the Shelf's center, generating an electromagnetic pulse that blinds every spy and weather satellite over the southern hemisphere. Now there can be no warning for what happens next. The nuclear shock wave drives the Shelf into the Pacific of 500 miles per hour, creating an initial wall of water 1,400 feel high. Unseen, unsuspected, unstoppable, the displacement wave formed by the wall's collapse radiates northward. In thirty-five hours, it will lay waste to Hawaii. In thirty-eight hours, the southeastern regions of Japan will become little more than swampland. And in forty hours, the entire Los Angeles Basin will be flooded to a depth of twenty feet. By then, the death toll will be measured in the millions, and it will take more than fifty years for the Pacific Rim nations to recover from the economic devastation. At least, that's the plan. But what those responsible for this outrageous act of global destruction did not anticipate was one man and one woman, thrown together in the most remote continent on Earth, who become the only survivors who can outrace the wave of destruction, expose the terrorists who set it in motion, and uncover the staggering secret that can stop it. Set against a split-second race to prevent global devastation, and based on the astounding cutting-edge technologies that will take the U.S. military into the next century, Icefire is the story of Navy SEAL Captain Mitch Webber and oceanographer Cory Rey. Once lovers, now enemies, they're plunged into a maelstrom of international intrigue and betrayal reaching from Beijing to the highest levels of the Pentagon. Critically acclaimed for their earlier works of speculative fiction and suspense, with Icefire Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens have become an exciting new voice in contemporary thrillers.

Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, c1998
ISBN: 9780671014025
0671014021
Characteristics: 484 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Reeves-Stevens, Garfield 1953-

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at Northern Indiana Database Cluster

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top