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Arthur Herzog III, 2003 - FICTION - 192 pages
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Your name is Harry Vail and you alone know the terrifying truth--or do you...?

You are an expert on earthquakes and you fear their awesome power to the point of insanity. Now you are sure that an earthquake is building below your very feet. Your house, your family, your friends, your town, are about to be destroyed.

The cracks appearing in the walls...the "accidental" deaths of local people...the strange movements of inanimate objects--all increase the certainty of your belief and the urgency of your warnings to those around you. The trouble is, there are others who have another, even more frightening explanation for what is happening--and God help you all if they are right...

"A piercing shriek of fear and panic from page one to the shaking end!"
--"Cleveland Press"

Eerie suspense...Arthur Herzog's "The Swarm" was mighty scary, but "Earthsound" is even more so!"
--"Publishers Weekly"


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People rarely think about Earthquakes on the East Coast, but they do happen. Their is a fault line on 86th Street in Manhattan for example.



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Arthur Herzog III was born in Manhattan on April 6, 1927. He received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Stanford University in 1949 and a master's degree in English literature at Columbia University in 1951. He soon became a freelance magazine writer. During his lifetime, he wrote 16 novels including IQ 83 and Orca, two short story collections, and nine nonfiction books including Vesco, The Church Trap, 17 Days: The Katie Beers Story, and The War-Peace Establishment. His novel, The Swarm was published in 1974 and was adapted into a movie starring Michael Caine in 1978. He also wrote for numerous magazines including Esquire, Harper's, The Nation, and The New York Times Magazine. He died due to complications of a stroke on May 26, 2010 at the age of 83.

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