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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 108 x 174 x 28mm | 220g
  • Macdonald & Co
  • Sphere Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747401438
  • 9780747401438

Review Text

From the team that brought you The Glass Inferno, The Prometheus Crisis, etc.: another disaster novel, this one moving underground as world-class tunnelers working under Lake Michigan run into sabotage and mammoth methane deposits. It's sometime in the not-distant-enough future, and Dane Nordlund is the man in charge as tunnelers from all over the world struggle to complete a train tunnel that starts west of Chicago and fetches up somewhere past Benton Harbor, Michigan. Why trains? Terrorists have gotten the upper hand over plane travel, and The Government is shelling out for a Palestinian-proof coast-to-coast bullet train. But Nordlund thinks he's got enough on his plate already. His bitchy ex-wife, the daughter of the Senator behind the project, won't leave him alone; his construction firm is the subject of a federal audit; and it's turning out that the zillion-dollar computer-designed model of the tunnel path has been based on guesswork, and the tunnelers are hitting unexpected limestone and granite. Not gneiss. But then the murders start. Tunneling executives begin to die violent deaths as a whacked-out former employee takes revenge for his twin brother, who was drowned in a tunnel construction blowout years before. The tunnel is his final target. Nordlund's only bit of luck is the revelation that the glamorous federal auditor turns out to be a friendly FBI agent who finds Nordlund attractive too. For disaster devotees, die-hard railroaders, and bored Chicagoans. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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