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Rogue Wave (US)

The Tsunami Countdown (UK)

Rogue Wave

The Tsunami Countdown

Rogue Wave

Formerly published as The Palmyra Impact

Honolulu, Hawaii. Tourist Paradise. Hell on Earth.

Over the remote central Pacific, an airliner halfway through its Memorial Day flight from Los Angeles to Sydney is suddenly rocked by a massive explosion. Despite the pilot's valiant efforts, the blast sends it plummeting into the ocean, leaving no witnesses to the fireball.

Kai Tanaka, the new and untested assistant director of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu, notes a minor seismic disturbance in that region but doesn't make the connection with the lost airplane. There's no reason to be worried about his wife, who is the manager of a luxury hotel, or his daughter, who is enjoying the sunny holiday morning at Waikiki with friends.

But when all contact with Christmas Island and its three thousand inhabitants is lost, Kai is the first to realize that Hawaii faces a catastrophe of epic proportions: in one hour, a series of massive waves will wipe out Honolulu. He has just sixty minutes to save the lives of a million people, including his wife and daughter.

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"Morrison's got the magic touch with science-grounded action adventure. He delves deep into disaster fiction, as well as the hearts of his characters, with the precision of a surgeon's scalpel. Protagonist Kai Tanaka races across Honolulu, torn between his directive and his heart, as he tries to outrace a cataclysm that will wipe out the island. A compressed timeframe, an imminent disaster that threatens millions of lives and characters ranging from the heroic to the obnoxious amp up the tension in a breathtaking run to salvation. If readers can only grab one book this year—make it this one."
   —RT Book Reviews

"Opens with a bang—literally—and then takes the reader on a watery thrill ride of terror. This is top-notch suspense, with crisp plotting, believable characters, and well-researched science. A classic disaster novel, up there with the very best. A piece of advice to the reader: don't take this one to the beach. . . ."
   —Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author

"Rogue Wave is the best thriller I've read this year."
   —Chris Kuzneski, New York Times bestselling author

"It's been a long time since I've read a novel as technologically satisfying and downright scary as Boyd Morrison's Rogue Wave. Morrison's smooth and savory mix of science and suspense brings the absolute best of Michael Crichton to mind. Rogue Wave could be this generation's The Andromeda Strain, a terrific page-turner tucked neatly inside a cautionary tale of our own fragile place in the ecosystem."
   —Jon Land, New York Times bestselling author

"Boyd Morrison's Rogue Wave is a disaster novel stripped straight out of today's headlines. As a mega-tsunami sweeps for Hawaii, readers will be caught in the riptide as Kai Tanaka fights for his family's survival. Not to be missed!"
   —James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author

"Boyd Morrison delivers the goods. Expertly researched and gripping, Rogue Wave is a pulse-pounding tale delivered by a born storyteller."
   —John Case, New York Times bestselling author