Quake is a disasternovel of epic proportions that will have listeners thinking twice about theirnext trip to New York City.
New York City has seen its share of disasters: terroristattacks, blackouts, hurricanes, floods. But nothing has prepared the Big Applefor the biggest earthquake to ever hit the United States—9.0 on the Richterscale. Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs are a smoldering catastrophe,plunging New York into terrifying chaos. Skyscrapers and bridges havecollapsed, killing hundreds of thousands. For a handful of survivors, thenightmare is just beginning.
Clawing north, navigating the ruined city amidviolent aftershocks, FBI agent Francisco Mendoza hopes to reunite with hiswife. Assistant US Attorney Nick Dykstra is hell-bent on finding his daughterway uptown at Columbia University—before a 9/11 conspirator who escaped duringthe quake finds her first. But the Indian Point nuclear power plant, fortymiles north, is severely damaged. A deadly cloud of radiation is driftingtoward the city. The only chance for survival is going down into thesubways—and deeper still.
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