This book was previously published as The Palmyra Impact.
A minor seismic disturbance in a remote section of the Pacific causes barely a ripple of concern for Kai Tanaka, acting director of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu. But when an airliner en route from L.A. to Sydney vanishes in the same location, Kai is the first to realize that a mysterious explosion...more
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Suffice to say, one of the best disaster stories I've ever appreciated either in movie or book or any other medium, and truly this is one of the most depressingly realistic humane disaster-suspense thrillers. Like me anyone who enjoys a great nailbiting, edge-of-seat, literally breathlessly thrilling, suspenseful disaster adventure ...more
The author has the habit of explaining every object, every incident, every acronym, etc. in great detail. Yes, the details give the readers more context and certainly help them understand things that aren't common knowledge, but the length of the details cause a hindrance to the suspense and adrenaline rush of what ...more
The story even has all the characters you’d expect from a decent disaster movie. There’s the husband and wife team – god complexes and all – that feels it their main purpose ...more
I'm a disaster junkie. By this, I mean that I cannot seem to resist disaster movies (to my husband's great chagrin) and novels as well. I think it may be due to the fact that I was born in '71 and remember watching too many made-for-tv disaster flicks to count. LOL Anyway, when I read the blurb on this one, I just had to give it a try. It was quite an interesting read, though I will admit that somewhere along the way, I got a bit distracted by the increasing unbelievability of the way the main...more
The premise is good, especially after the Japanese tsunami this past Spring. The ideas are well researched and the plot is somewhat credible. I am so pleased to see that we are not off in ...more
Kai Tanaka is a tsunami scientist on Oahu with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center; as assistant director, his job is to monitor the submarine earthquakes along the Pacific Rim and ...more
The story follows Kai, assistant director at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre, and the difficult decisions he has to make to try and save as many people as possible from an imminent tsunami, including his ...more
Kai is acting director of the PTWC when strange events start occurring. Most of the staff is absent or unavailable. Kai and Reggie are alone in ...more
A fast paced thriller, Rogue Wave tears off to a start with an asteroid's impact in the Pacific Ocean. The shock wave it triggers tests the tsunami warning system to its limits, and equally strains the nerves ...more
My only complaint would be with Rachel, Kai's wife who is apparently too busy worrying about evacuating her hotel to care about the fact that her daughter is missing on Waikiki Beach just minutes before the first wave is about to ...more
Set in Hawaii and following a researcher who works for NOAA -- a great tsunami is headed towards Hawaii... and there isn't much time to evacuate, and even the ones that do may not make it.
Another book that felt more like a novella or short story with the length, details ...more
What do you do when you crunch the numbers and realise that a huge tsunami is heading your way, one that is larger than anyone has ever seen before, and you have millions of people to evacuate? That is the situation Kai Tanaka finds himself in. As well as the general public, he has to worry about his wife and daughter too, who are in different locations to each other.
I came across this book by chance, it sounded good so I grabbed it. I am very glad ...more
Truly a masterpiece! I was not able to put it down once i started reading it! It gave me all the chills. Emotionally i felt connected th the characters of the book at each stage! Must read! Cheers!!
Wave after wave of tsunamis, each larger than the last racing across the Pacific Ocean to the Hawaiian islands, bringing devastation and destruction within its path. After the waves had completely smashed the islands, the population was left in a catastrophic state. Simultaneously, they are racing against time to save what ...more
Basing the science off of real research and projections, this has been the best tsunami story I've read yet. Unlike many disaster stories, this on cranks up right from the starting line and doesnt slow down until the epilogue. Naturally, it has all the "no, dont do that!" parts of a Hollywood movie, creating more tension and suspense. Nevertheless, the characters are realistic, and the destruction is ...more
Heartbreaking to the end, Rogue Wave also captures the various reactions of people towards an impending disaster from the heroic, to the the indifferent, to the downright selfish. All in all, a ...more
Sadly, I did not like any of the characters and some of them were downright annoying. I also felt like the dialogue seemed off, it read like a writer trying to imagine how people talk, rather than actual human speech. Since I failed to connect with the characters the action became meaningless to me: I simply didn't care ...more