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
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 wa ...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 c...more
Schon zu Schulzeiten fand ich das Thema Plattentektonik und damit verbundene Naturereignisse wie Erdbeben, Tsunamis und Vulkanausbrüche total interessant.
Die Geschichte in Todesflut erinnert ein wenig an die Katastrophenfilme, die ich früher im ...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
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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 th ...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 h ...more
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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 t ...more
Les informations scientifiques bien qu'intéressantes sont parfois longues et coupent l'énergie de l'action
Quant aux principaux protagonistes, assez clichés, aucun n'a particulièrement attiré mon attention
mais comme le dit si justement dans son commentaire My Inner Shelf au sujet ...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
This is the best of any book I have ever read. And believe me I have read my share and have my favorite authors. This story had me living every moment, and feeling like I was their right now. I can't say enough about it. Will recommend it to everyone that I can.
This is one of the better books I've read these past few weeks. While it reads more like a movie, the plot is engaging and the characters extremely likeable, a mix of loving and annoying ones! I truly enjoyed this book, and would have liked a longer epilogue, to satisfy my need to know everything was well.
"Anything that can go wrong..." I truly had my heart pounding for the protagonists in this novel. The nail-biting tension didn't let up, and the science was realistic. Make sure you start this one early in the day.
Protagonist Kai Tanaka faces a once-in-a-lifetime dilemma when a mega-tsunami heads towards his home state of Hawaii. Kai is both the acting director of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Honolulu, and also a father of two typically rebellious and hormonal teenage girls. Tsunami Countdown tells the story of Kai’s strug ...more