Rogue Wave, by Boyd Morrison (2009, 2010)

Genre: Thriller
Interest Level: 16-Adult
Rogue WaveA wild ride of a thriller backed by good science to go with the fiction! Morrison has done his homework, and delivers an action-packed timely thriller that combines asteroids and mega-tsunamis. First published as The Palmyra Impact in 2009, Morrison penned the book after the 2004 Asian tsunami but before the 2011 Japanese quake and tsunami and the Chelyabinsk meteor impact in February this year. The story opens with an airliner mysteriously crashing over the Pacific. Cut to Kai Tanaka, a scientist with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu, who is working the minimally staffed center over the long weekend. Puzzling the evidence with him is his colleague Reggie Pona. Together they are the first to realize what actually happened, and the pending disaster that threatens more than a million Hawaiian residents and tourists – including Kai’s family. Great characters, believable dialogue, a light but deft hand when it comes to the science, and a superb, thrill-a-minute plot. Disaster fiction fans will love it.
More discussion and reviews of this novel: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7841594-rogue-wave

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About Michelle Mallette
I'm just trying to keep track of the books I've read - what I liked and what isn't worth re-reading. My work as a librarian has included youth services so you'll find a wide range of interests from picture books and teen dystopia to adult sci-fi, road trip novels, and nonfiction. Comments and communication is always welcome.

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