Vulcan's Forge

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Penguin, 2005 - Fiction - 372 pages
3 Reviews

It begins deep beneath the Pacific Ocean, where a nuclear bomb strikes at the fiery hot heart of the earth. Churning, spewing boiling lava, a volcano rises with unnatural speed from the ocean floor -- the source of a new mineral that promises clean, limitless nuclear power.

It continues in hot spots around the globe: Hawaii, where a secessionist movement is about to turn violent and the American army may be asked to fire on U.S. citizens; Washington, D.C., where the subway system becomes the site of a running gun battle; the Far East, where disrupted diplomatic negotiations jeopardize world peace; a rogue Russian submarine, circling the infant volcano.

Caught in the middle is Philip Mercer, a geologist and a one-time commando with shady contacts in all the right (or is it wrong?) places. When Mercer learns that the daughter of an old friend is being kept under armed guard in a local hospital, he vows to rescue her, not knowing that this is the first step in unraveling the fantastic secrets of Vulcan's Forge.

 

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Jack Du Brul co-authored a couple Clive Cussler books I'd read, so I thought I'd take a stab at his solo work. It was a pretty lively quick read for me and I enjoyed it. However, I thought some of the sequences near the end of the book were just a little too far fetched.

Review: Vulcan's Forge (Philip Mercer #1)

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

great action adventure books. I have read all of Jack Du Brul past books and am currently reading his latest. The main character is Phillip Mercer. These books are historical fictions, very over the top but fun as you wait to see if Mercer can save the world. Read full review

Contents

May 231954
1
Washington DC Present Day
9
I
15
Hawaii
22
Arlington Virginia
48
The Pacific
63
Arlington Virginia
66
Bangkok Thailand
79
IV
189
V
198
VI
208
VII
225
VIII
235
IX
247
X
257
XI
271

Moscow
88
The Pacific
96
Arlington Virginia
105
The White House
116
Hawaii
121
Arlington Virginia
134
Potomac Maryland
157
Bangkok Thailand
164
II
169
III
181
XII
279
XIII
286
XIV
293
XV
303
XVI
314
XVII
322
XVIII
326
XIX
360
XX
371
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About the author (2005)

Jack Du Brul is a graduate of the Westminster School and George Washington University. Trying to add as much adventure to his life as he does to his novels, Du Brul has climbed Masada at noon, swam in the Arctic Ocean off Point Barrow, explored war-torn Eritrea, camped in Greenland, and was gnawed on by piranhas in the Amazon River. He collects zeppelin memorabilia and when not writing or traveling (25 countries and counting), he can be found in a favorite chair with a book and a brandy. Jack Du Brul lives in Burlington, Vermont.

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