Zero Hour

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Onyx, 2003 - Fiction - 372 pages
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According to computer models studied at MIT, a hurricane of extreme magnitude could be generated above a lake or ocean whose temperature exceeds 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Scientists predict disastrous conditions, with winds approaching the speed of sound. Some theorize that such a hurricane, spawned by an asteroid impact, may have caused Earth’s ice age. Antarctica. Deep below the frozen surface of the Ross Sea, a sub-glacial volcano erupts. Above it, a geothermal power plant faces certain destruction. Heading the disaster-relief team is USAF Colonel Tom Reed, who must use every technological tool at his disposal to keep environmental conditions under control. But as the waters heat up, a global disaster of apocalyptic proportions is brewing - a hurricane that could darken the skies and literally tear the earth apart. Between technology and nature, it’s war. For Colonel Reed and his crew, it’s a suicide mission.

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When a volcano deep beneath the surface of Antarctica's Ross Sea erupts, threatening the existence of a geothermal power plant, the combination of forces generated by the catastrophe serves as a ... Read full review


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Miller grew up in the rural mountains of southeastern Kentucky. With no siblings, neighbors, or television, he began writing stories as a preschooler. He has a B.S. in earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Clemson University. He has worked as a consulting engineer and a college professor.

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