A CITY SHAKEN TO ITS CORE. The Seattle Fault traces a ragged line through the heart of the metropolitan area. Forces deep in the earth have built up tremendous pressure over eons. What if this subterranean fracture were to release its pent-up fury--tomorrow?

A DEVASTATING NATURAL DISASTER. Thomas P. Hopp vividly portrays the likely sequence of events--electrifying moments when the land shakes, buildings and bridges crumble, and lives are changed forever. The ground underfoot ripples like the Native American legend of A'yahos, the Earthquake Serpent. Portions of Seattle are uplifted in seconds or subside into Puget Sound, reshaping the map of the city. A tsunami follows, threatening beaches and a crowded baseball stadium. Brave rescuers in helicopters and fireboats risk their lives to save others. Government officials try desperately to stave off further catastrophe. Thoroughly researched and brimming with factual detail, THE GREAT SEATTLE EARTHQUAKE is a heart-stopping true-to-life look at the horrors and heroism that would mark this day of disaster.

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“Solid science and pacing that never quits.” —Kay Kenyon, Philip K. Dick Award nominated author of Maximum Ice

“One shock leads to another.” —Carmel Valley News