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Peter Hernon

The stories are the stuff of legend, and they are all true. In 1811 and 1812, three mammoth earthquakes measuring 8 on the Richter scale ruptured an area spanning twenty-four states and a third of the landmass of the United States. But today it's all a distant memory. Until the underground force reawakens. Near Mayfield, Kentucky, John Atkins, a scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey, witnesses a tremor that stops him cold. The earth suddenly "liquefies" in fountains of mud and foul-smelling water. A church steeple topples; a grave yard is torn asunder. In Memphis, Atkins meets Elizabeth Holleran, a forensic seismologist, who has uncovered data showing a series of ominous simultaneous events: an uplift of the earth's crust, an unusually strong lunar pull, and near-record flood stages along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. She's convinced a major earthquake is imminent. History is about to repeat itself. Atkins and Holleran believe their only hope is a mission deep into the earth to stop the geological time bomb. Joining forces with an elderly physicist, they descend into one of the Midwest's deepest coal mines. Unbeknownst to Atkins, a colleague is willing to kill to stop him. With cutting-edge science and unerring authenticity, Peter Hernon has crafted a novel of nerve-jangling suspense you will not soon forget.

The stories are the stuff of legend, and they are all true. In 1811 and 1812, three mammoth earthquakes measuring 8 on the Richter scale ruptured an area spanning twenty-four states and a third of the landmass of the United States. But today it's all a distant memory. Until the underground force reawakens. Near Mayfield, Kentucky, John Atkins, a scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey, witnesses a tremor that stops him cold. The earth suddenly "liquefies" in fountains of mud and foul-smelling water. A church steeple topples; a grave yard is torn asunder. In Memphis, Atkins meets Elizabeth Holleran, a forensic seismologist, who has uncovered data showing a series of ominous simultaneous events: an uplift of the earth's crust, an unusually strong lunar pull, and near-record flood stages along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. She's convinced a major earthquake is imminent. History is about to repeat itself. Atkins and Holleran believe their only hope is a mission deep into the earth to stop the geological time bomb. Joining forces with an elderly physicist, they descend into one of the Midwest's deepest coal mines. Unbeknownst to Atkins, a colleague is willing to kill to stop him. With cutting-edge science and unerring authenticity, Peter Hernon has crafted a novel of nerve-jangling suspense you will not soon forget.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The stories are the stuff of legend, and they are all true. In 1811 and 1812, three mammoth earthquakes measuring 8 on the Richter scale ruptured an area spanning twenty-four states and a third of the landmass of the United States. But today it's all a distant memory. Until the underground force reawakens. Near Mayfield, Kentucky, John Atkins, a scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey, witnesses a tremor that stops him cold. The earth suddenly "liquefies" in fountains of mud and foul-smelling water. A church steeple topples; a grave yard is torn asunder. In Memphis, Atkins meets Elizabeth Holleran, a forensic seismologist, who has uncovered data showing a series of ominous simultaneous events: an uplift of the earth's crust, an unusually strong lunar pull, and near-record flood stages along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. She's convinced a major earthquake is imminent. History is about to repeat itself. Atkins and Holleran believe their only hope is a mission deep into the earth to stop the geological time bomb. Joining forces with an elderly physicist, they descend into one of the Midwest's deepest coal mines. Unbeknownst to Atkins, a colleague is willing to kill to stop him. With cutting-edge science and unerring authenticity, Peter Hernon has crafted a novel of nerve-jangling suspense you will not soon forget.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Campbell Scott

Length:

4h 31m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

35:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

32:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

35:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

32:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

34:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

34:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

34:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

31:54