Category 7

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Macmillan, Jul 10, 2007 - Fiction - 384 pages
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A Category 4 hurricane, with winds of up to 155 miles per hour, tears roofs off buildings, smashes windows and doors, and can send floodwaters up to the second floor.  Evacuation is suggested for up to six miles inland. 
Hurricane Katrina was a Category 4 when she made landfall. 
Hurricane Simone is a Category 7--the biggest, strongest storm in recorded history.  When she hits New York City, skyscrapers will fall.  Subways and tunnels will flood.  Lower Manhattan and much of Queens and Brooklyn will disappear under more than thirty feet of water. 
All along the Eastern Seaboard, towns and cities are being evacuated as wind-driven rain lashes the coast and storm surges crash through seawalls.  Roads are packed with fleeing motorists whose cars are jammed with every personal possession that can be crammed in, plus family members, friends, and beloved pets.  A huge natural disaster is brewing in the Atlantic.
Except that Simone isn't natural.  She's the product of rogue weather science being wielded by billionaire Carter Thompson as part of a personal vendetta against US President Winslow Benson.  Once Carter wanted to bring rain to the desert and feed the starving peoples of the planet.  Now he wants to show Benson--and the rest of the world--just how powerful wind and water can be.
If technology created Simone, perhaps technology can stop her.  It's up to Kate Sherman, once a member of Carter's weather team; and Jake Baxter, a weatherman for the CIA, to try, using a secret US Navy weapon.  The catch?  It has to be deployed inside the hurricane. 

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3.5 stars A meteorologist, Carter, has been doing secret research for years to try to manipulate the weather... and he has succeeded. When he decides to brew up a storm – the biggest one ever seen ... Read full review

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I went on a search for novels about Natural Disasters and from looking at this one, written by an Emmy Award Winning Senior meteorologist as the blurb states before anything else, I thought I'd ... Read full review

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Bill Evans is a multiple Emmy Award-winning, nationally-renowned senior meteorologist.  He has appeared on Good Morning, America and Live with Regis and Kelly.  Evans has received the Outstanding Meteorologist Award from the National Weather Service and has hosted the National Hurricane Conference.  Category 7 is his first novel.  Bill Evans and his family live in Connecticut.
Marianna Jameson is the author of Big Trouble and My Hero. Her extensive experience writing for the aerospace, defense, and software industries allows her to bring an insider's edge to Category 7. She lives in Texas. 

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