Peter Hernon lives near Chicago with his wife, Janice, and two daughters. An editor for the Chicago Tribune, he has written five books and was co-author of a bestselling look at the Anheuser-Busch dynasty: Under the Influence.
by Peter Hernon
Garrett County Press Digital Edition
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
cover design by Kevin Stone
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The New Madrid Seismic Zone is 140 miles, stretching across five states. In 1811 and 1812 enormous earthquakes erupted along this zone, affecting 24 states, creating lakes in Tennessee and causing the Mississippi River to run backward. In Peter Hernon's 8.4 the New Madrid awakens, threatening the country with systematic collapse in a chillingly plausible case of history repeating itself. It's up to a team of scientists to stop the impending destruction, working against nature, time and a horrifying, human-made conspiracy.
"[A] white-knuckled disaster thriller...that compares favorably with the best of Michael Crichton."
"8.4 is a 10+ on the action scale. The entertaining story line is filled with non-stop energy that interweaves scientific information into a well-written novel. The characters are overwhelmed by the main protagonist, the earth, but that takes nothing away from the exhilarating story line. Peter Hernon is clearly at the top of the science thrillers with a novel that is off the Richter Scale."