The Yellowstone Conundrum by John D. Randall

By John D. Randall

The Yellowstone Caldera, the main harmful hot-spot at the floor of the earth, erupts with a sequence of 11.2 earthquakes and spews volcanic ash excessive into the ambience. 600 miles away a 9.45 quake lower than Puget Sound motives giant destruction to Seattle as a tsunami moves and destroys many of the waterfront.

The castle Peck Dam in Montana at the Missouri River fails as does the Jackson Dam at the Snake River. the ability grid within the Western usa quick disintegrates, with application businesses fending for themselves. energy outages achieve the East Coast.

The starting of the top is a page-turning novel with readers following 8 characters as they scramble out of harm's method on Day one of many Yellowstone Conundrum; daily humans placed into impressive occasions, with the President of the us and his cupboard scrambling within the heritage to discover the way to break out from lose-lose scenarios.

The Columbia producing Plant at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation suffers nice harm and starts a meltdown. Bridges in Portland cave in. Infrastructure within the NW is critically broken and hundreds of thousands are killed; Salt Lake urban, Boise, Denver and each urban, city and village within the Pacific Northwest are affected.

The gigantic demise Cloud from the Yellowstone explosion sends volcanic ash into the jet movement, which then starts off to hold the heavy ash south throughout Wyoming, over Denver until eventually it catches up with a low strain procedure advancing throughout Texas.

Follow military vet Ray Spaulding as he survives the crash of a WSDOT ferry within the tsunami, then manages to save lots of, then lead a handful of daily those who rally jointly to avoid wasting the Seattle Public Library from destruction via gangs.

University of Washington professor Denny Cain and scholar Karen Bagley vow to get out of Seattle, merely to discover themselves in a firefight because the neighborhood Seattle gangs try to declare the night.

Skier Penny Armstrong fights her internal demons by means of snowboarding north towards Billings in an try and steer clear of the demise Cloud.

Long-distance trucker Cameron Hedges is pressured to step out of personality as he first rescues Betsy Jamison, then convinces a complete city to maneuver out of harm's way.

Robert and Nancy O'Brien, either up-and-coming managers in the division of the inner are separated through their jobs, then by means of the earthquake and explosion.

The President of the us needs to take care of his personal Kobayoshi Maru, with a chain of very unlikely lose-lose situations because the strength grid within the usa collapses.

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