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The rift

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In 1812 the quiet Missouri plains were split by an earthquake so powerful, it rang church bells in Boston. Two centuries later, almost no one in the Midwest knows the history of the New Madrid fault line. And no one knows that another quake is coming, a quake so massive it will kill tens of thousands, destroy cities, change the course of the Mississippi River itself. The first quake is the worst. reducing the central United States to the Stone Age. Then the fault line shakes again. And again. Fast-paced and terrifyingly real, The Rift is a blockbuster novel of destruction, heroism, and survival that's sure to grab fans of such recent screen shockers as Deep Impact and Armageddon.
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Grouped Work IDa158a680-ecbb-7fe3-d00e-a903996be52a
Grouping Titlerift
Grouping Authorwilliams walter jon
Grouping Categorybook
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display_descriptionFast-paced and terrifyingly real, The Rift is a blockbuster novel of destruction, heroism, and survival that is sure to grab fans of recent disaster movies. It starts with the dogs. They won't stop barking. And then the earth shrugs-8. 9 on the Richter scale. It's the world's biggest earthquake since Lisbon in 1755, and it doesn't hit California or Japan or Mexico, but New Madrid, Missouri, a sleepy town on the Mississippi River. Seismologists had predicted the scope of the disaster-but no one listened. For hundreds of miles around, dams burst, engulfing entire counties in tidal waves of mud and debris. Cities collapse into piles of brick and shards of glass. Hospitals and schools crumble. Bridges twist and snap, spilling rush-hour traffic into rivers already swollen with bodies. Within minutes, there is nothing but chaos and ruin from St. Louis to Vicksburg, from Kansas City to Louisville. Every bridge down, every highway torn, every house gone. America's heartland has fallen into the nightmare known as the Rift, a fault line in the earth that wrenchingly exposes the fractures in American society itself. As a strange white mist smelling of sulfur rises from the crevassed ground, the real terror begins for the survivors, who will soon envy the dead. Walter J. Williams has created a modern American disaster saga, a story based on terrifying fact, filled with non-stop action, peopled with characters who are heartbreakingly real. Witnessing authentic heroes surfacing in the unlikeliest places, you will share their horror, feel their despair, and triumph with them in their struggle to survive. One thing you will know for sure: It can happen here. And sooner or later, it will.
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Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
hoopla:MWT12247742eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishBlackstone Publishing, 2019.1 online resource (1 audio file (30hr., 17 min.)) : digital.
ils:.b11337084BookBooks1st ed.EnglishHarperPrism, [1999]726 pages ; 25 cm.
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subject_facetAction and adventure fiction
Earthquakes -- New Madrid Seismic Zone -- Fiction
Natural disasters -- North America -- Fiction
Rifts (Geology) -- North America -- Fiction
Science fiction
title_displayThe rift
title_fullThe rift / by Walter J. Williams
The rift [electronic resource] / Walter Jon Williams
title_shortThe rift
Natural disasters
Rifts (Geology)