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The Tsunami Countdown[Reading] ➸ The Tsunami Countdown Author Boyd Morrison – Varanus.us Originally published in the US as Rogue WaveOne man One hour One million people to saveOver the remote central Pacific, an airliner is rocked by a massive explosion and plummets into the ocean, leavin originally published in the US as Rogue WaveOne man One hour One million people to saveOver the remote central Pacific, an airliner is rocked by a massive explosion and plummets into the ocean, leaving no survivorsTwelve hundred miles away in Hawaii, Kai Tanaka, the acting director of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Honolulu, notes a minor seismic disturbance but doesn t make the connection with the lost The Tsunami PDF/EPUB or airplane He has no reason to worry about his wife, manager of a luxury hotel, or his daughter, who is enjoying the sunshine at Waikiki beachBut when all contact with neighbouring Christmas Island is lost, Kai is the first to realize that Hawaii faces an epic catastrophe in one hour, a series of massive waves will wipe out Honolulu He has just sixty minutes to save the lives of a million people, including his wife and daughterAddictive and fast paced, The Tsunami Countdown pitches an ordinary man against the odds in an electrifying and action packed thriller You won t be able to put it down.

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  • Paperback
  • 494 pages
  • The Tsunami Countdown
  • Boyd Morrison
  • English
  • 20 October 2017
  • 0751547158

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  1. says:

    Dammit, dammit, dammit I was just looking for a quick fun timepass read, I was NOT ready for so much heart wrenching turmoil Such an unexpectedly sad ending Suffice to say, one of the best disaster stories I ve ever appreciated either in movie or book or any other medium, and truly this is one of the most depressingly realistic humane disaster suspense thrillers Like me anyone who enjoys a great nailbiting, edge of seat, literally breathlessly thrilling, suspenseful disaster adventure t Dammit, dammit, dammit I was just looking for a quick fun timepass read, I was NOT ready for so much heart wrenching turmoil Such an unexpectedly sad ending Suffice to say, one of the best disaster stories I ve ever appreciated either in movie or book or any other medium, and truly this is one of the most depressingly realistic humane disaster suspense thrillers Like me anyone who enjoys a great nailbiting, edge of seat, literally breathlessly thrilling, suspenseful disaster adventure thrillers will definitely eat this one up It is undoubtedly better than most other large scale Hollywood disaster movies out there Most of all, the story had real impact and tragedies befalling the lives of our intrepid band of heroes, just like all other people beside them Its not just anothermost of the population are dead but our heroes are okay, so everything is alrightkind of cheap disposable thoughtless disaster fun I laughed, I almost cried, I experienced and I witnessed with my mind s eye every singleHOLY SHITlife or death astounding moments alongside our heroes And of course, for all of this the whole praise goes to the absolute BRILLIANCE of author Boyd Morrison Just the perfect blends of masterful visual storytelling, detailed three dimensional characterizations of each main characters, and brisk blistering fast pacing using each and every words All in all, a MASSIVE, EPIC, OUTSTANDING one of a kind disaster thriller novel that I wholeheartedly enjoyed, and will remember that tsunami pun intended of emotional roller coaster thrillride for a long, long time


  2. says:

    Although I very much enjoyed this story and the anticipation that Hawaii was to be decimated in a matter of a few hours and 400 pages , it could have been written a little better.The author has the habit of explaining every object, every incident, every acronym, etc in great detail Yes, the details give the readerscontext and certainly help them understand things that aren t common knowledge, but the length of the details cause a hindrance to the suspense and adrenaline rush of what wa Although I very much enjoyed this story and the anticipation that Hawaii was to be decimated in a matter of a few hours and 400 pages , it could have been written a little better.The author has the habit of explaining every object, every incident, every acronym, etc in great detail Yes, the details give the readerscontext and certainly help them understand things that aren t common knowledge, but the length of the details cause a hindrance to the suspense and adrenaline rush of what was happening or would happen next.Perhaps this is a personal preference and others may find the extra details comforting, it certainly does not undermine the real story


  3. says:

    Rogue Wave is a fast paced, adrenaline fueling disaster novel that is based on the very real possibility of a mega tsunami caused by a meteor impact It reads exactly like the plot of countless disaster movies, meaning, there isn t an action scene in here that hadn t already featured in some or other natural disaster movie The story even has all the characters you d expect from a decent disaster movie There s the husband and wife team god complexes and all that feels it their main purpose Rogue Wave is a fast paced, adrenaline fueling disaster novel that is based on the very real possibility of a mega tsunami caused by a meteor impact It reads exactly like the plot of countless disaster movies, meaning, there isn t an action scene in here that hadn t already featured in some or other natural disaster movie The story even has all the characters you d expect from a decent disaster movie There s the husband and wife team god complexes and all that feels it their main purpose in life to save every single person from impending doom even the ones who pointblank refuse to heed their call to get to safer, higher ground There is also the two doe eyed, boy crazy, giggling teenage girls, of which the one proves to be such a useless character she has to be dragged from one disaster to another Then there s my favorite characters who include Bilbo, the dog yes, I put him first although he only has the tiniest part in the story , Reggie, the huggable giant, and Brad, the bigmouth brother whom you can t stand at first, but who redeems himself in the end.I really want to express how MUCH I disliked Mia and Teresa the mother and daughter duo who are close friends of the main characters, Kai and Rachel Mia served absolutely no purpose Much of the running for their lives disaster scenes took place because of boy crazy Mia s irresponsibility and patheticness yes, I m aware that s not a word Teresa was just plain irritating because she s THAT character who would run TOWARDS the monster when she is specifically told to run AWAY from the monster In fact, I ll even go as far as saying she would make a great candidate for the tv series, 1000 Ways to Die She s not a very responsible parent either, although she thinks she is for not allowing thirteen year old Mia to have a cell phone, but she allows her to wander the streets, go shopping and hang out with strangers without her knowing where she is and with no way to contact her Honestly, the story could ve done without these two useless characters, but I guess then there wouldn t be much of a story I said earlier on that Kai and Rachel have god complexes, and I stand by that It was incredibly annoying how they endangered their own lives to save the lives of people who didn t heed their warnings to get to safety in the first place Others may find their actions heroic, but the time they wasted to get their own family to safety was unnecessary Yet, they are characters I liked and I rooted for them, unlike Teresa and Mia whom I hoped would be swept away by the mega tsunami I ll concede that if the story played out the way I d wanted it to, there wouldn t have been much of a story What I absolutely loved most about this novel is the intense and relentless suspense with each countdown to the next wave, and Kai and Rachel s mad scramble to find each other and get the people they felt responsible for to safety A lot of the action scenes in this book have clearly been inspired by popular movies, but it still all adds up to make Rogue Wave a terrific read with a solid ending


  4. says:

    I m a disaster junkie By this, I mean that I cannot seem to resist disaster movies to my husband s great chagrin and novels as well I think it may be due to the fact that I was born in 71 and remember watching too many made for tv disaster flicks to count LOL Anyway, when I read the blurb on this one, I just had to give it a try It was quite an interesting read, though I will admit that somewhere along the way, I got a bit distracted by the increasing unbelievability of the way the main c I m a disaster junkie By this, I mean that I cannot seem to resist disaster movies to my husband s great chagrin and novels as well I think it may be due to the fact that I was born in 71 and remember watching too many made for tv disaster flicks to count LOL Anyway, when I read the blurb on this one, I just had to give it a try It was quite an interesting read, though I will admit that somewhere along the way, I got a bit distracted by the increasing unbelievability of the way the main characters seemed to continually avoid major injury and or death They just seemed to be leading charmed lives This resolved itself a bit at the end, but by then I d gotten used to everyone surviving against insurmountable odds and instead of lending arealistic feel to the novel, it just annoyed me Still, there is something to be said for how much time and energy the author spent in trying to help us get to know the characters as real people The inner struggles and angst was perhapsrealistic than many other novels of this ilk, though in the end, many of them settled into cliched roles It took longer than I expected for the jerk who s only concerned about himself character to appear, but sure enough, he did The end of the book felt somewhat rushed, as though once the final wave struck, the author was through with the story and just tacked on a bitto keep it from stopping cold I would have liked a bit less of the running for you life from each successive wave and a bitof how everyone coped with the aftermath. In general, I enjoyed the book because I have always enjoyed this genre, but when it was all said and done, I was left feeling marginally disappointed Still, I would recommend the book to anyone who likes this kind of story I certainly have read worse.


  5. says:

    I really enjoyed this book and it s not something that I would have chosen had I not read The Noah s Ark Quest It s fast paced and very much like a disaster film so if you like that sort of film you ll like this book The chapters are short so it s ideal if you don t have much time but I didn t find it easy to put down Yes it s a bit over the top just like disaster movies tend to be but given that, the subject is something totally believeable, after the recent floods all over the world and the I really enjoyed this book and it s not something that I would have chosen had I not read The Noah s Ark Quest It s fast paced and very much like a disaster film so if you like that sort of film you ll like this book The chapters are short so it s ideal if you don t have much time but I didn t find it easy to put down Yes it s a bit over the top just like disaster movies tend to be but given that, the subject is something totally believeable, after the recent floods all over the world and the earth quakes and the tsunami in Indonesia, it is not a totally inconceivable plot Boyd Morrison is a good writer from the two books I have read and I will certainly try his next one The only thing I have to criticize it over is the number of acronyms used n the beginning of the book there were a couple of pages where I totall got bogged down with capital letters and a bit confused, they have been necessary but not in a short space Thankfully though after the initial onslaught, they died away and I could get into the book All in all, a jolly good read o


  6. says:

    As I began this book, I found a review here that mentioned that the book is all action, all the time There was no rest for the reader and the events kept happening, one after the other Now, I can see why While Morrison writes a good story, there is no end to the madness, which piles one issue onto another.The premise is good, especially after the Japanese tsunami this past Spring The ideas are well researched and the plot is somewhat credible I am so pleased to see that we are not off in As I began this book, I found a review here that mentioned that the book is all action, all the time There was no rest for the reader and the events kept happening, one after the other Now, I can see why While Morrison writes a good story, there is no end to the madness, which piles one issue onto another.The premise is good, especially after the Japanese tsunami this past Spring The ideas are well researched and the plot is somewhat credible I am so pleased to see that we are not off in some distant impossible realm with things that could never happen That said, I think the book is too television movie with one thing going wrong after another I found myself wondering if this would be the last end game for one of the characters, but the waves kept coming and the deaths along with them.I suppose because my book library has some gems I wanted to read, I rushed the book, but I did not find it overly stellar Then again, that is just my opinion


  7. says:

    A thoroughly enjoyable, utterly gripping disaster novel I wanted the world to stop while I read it I ve had my issues with Boyd Morrison s mystery thrillers but I have no problem with giving this the full five stars It s difficult to imagine how a disaster novel could be any better than this I m not sure it will do much for Hawaii tourism, though Better stick to the mountains


  8. says:

    The Ark, Morrison s debut novel, was in my Top 10 last year, which is really high praise from me for a thriller, and I have been chomping at the bit to get to his sopho publication Rogue Wave was equally action packed and scientifically plausible but lacked that something special that the debut novel had.Kai Tanaka is a tsunami scientist on Oahu with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center as assistant director, his job is to monitor the submarine earthquakes along the Pacific Rim and determi The Ark, Morrison s debut novel, was in my Top 10 last year, which is really high praise from me for a thriller, and I have been chomping at the bit to get to his sopho publication Rogue Wave was equally action packed and scientifically plausible but lacked that something special that the debut novel had.Kai Tanaka is a tsunami scientist on Oahu with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center as assistant director, his job is to monitor the submarine earthquakes along the Pacific Rim and determine which of them have the potential to cause tsunami On Memorial Day, he is a part of a skeleton staff at the PTWC when a fairly small earthquake occurs, but it s not along the PacRim, it s coming from the middle of a continental plate which is geologically impossible Not only that, but this relatively small earthquake has created a mega tsunami reaching 300 feet in height As Kai works to evacuate the shoreline of Oahu, the most densely populated shoreline in the United States, he must choose between warning the general public and saving his friends and family Ah, science, how I love you This book, of course, made me research tsunami because, honestly, a 300 foot high wave seemed too far fetched especially considering the Asian tsunami of 2004 was about 60 feet high However, these mega tsunami have been happening even since 1950 There was a wave in Alaska that was over 1,000 feet high The difference no one lived in the part of Alaska it hit Scientists believe that mega tsunamis are not only plausible, but likely in the Hawaiian island The PTWC real place The science of calculating the height of wave real NOAA technology I love the realistic nature of Morrison s books even if it is on theextreme side.So, what had me just a little less excited about this book than The Ark While I liked the characters in Rogue Wave I didn t find them nearly as fascinating as the characters in The Ark this is most likely because I tend to prefer to read about kick ass single people who rock their career field than family oriented characters hmmm, could that be due to the lifestyle I lead Also, while both books have lots of great science, I really liked the biblical implications in The Ark and kept hoping for another layer of the tsunami story Overall, The Ark was the perfect storm of ingredients for me that made it phenomenal Rogue Wave is non stop action from start to finish that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat, and hesitant to visit Waikiki Beach ever again I am already anticipating Morrison s next novel, The Vault, which comes out this summer


  9. says:

    My version of this book was titled The Tsunami Coundown , and is the reason I was drawn to it I have just graduated with a degree in geography and have always had an interest in natural hazards If this book had still been called Rogue Wave I may not have bought it, but I m glad I did The story follows Kai, assistant director at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre, and the difficult decisions he has to make to try and save as many people as possible from an imminent tsunami, including his fami My version of this book was titled The Tsunami Coundown , and is the reason I was drawn to it I have just graduated with a degree in geography and have always had an interest in natural hazards If this book had still been called Rogue Wave I may not have bought it, but I m glad I did The story follows Kai, assistant director at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre, and the difficult decisions he has to make to try and save as many people as possible from an imminent tsunami, including his family.Thanks to the events in 2004 and 2011, there is now a greater, if basic, awareness of tsunamis around the globe Having just finished a geography degree I also have a littlein depth knowledge Part of me was a little cynical before reading this book, and I was expecting there to be a lot of gaps in the scientific knowledge However I was pleasantly surprised Morrison has clearly done a lot of research, and the scientific background and explanations are mostly accurate and based on fact The cause of the tsunami in this novel could theoretically happen, but hasn t yet thank goodness Although there have been predictions of what could happen in this scenario, nothing is certain, which allowed Morrison a bit of creativity in his story, whilst keeping it credible Although it s based on fact, it is like any typic disaster movie or novel The main characters will get themselves out of a fatal situation, only to find themselves in another one in the next chapter From start to finish the action never stops This book is fast paced, and the countdown to the next wave at the start of each chapter highlights the urgency of the situation The lead group of characters are likeable, and their mostly selfless actions makes the reader evenhopeful to see them survive the tragedy with every page turned It is not hard to forget that people have had to live the horrors of these events in the recent past.Although parts of it are over dramatised and perhaps a little unrealistic, the novel is rooted in facts and I enjoyed reading it


  10. says:

    This thriller starts out fast and speeds up Kai Tanaka, loving father of thirteen year old Lani and equally loving husband of Rachel, finds he must risk his job with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center to save his family An event unprecedented in human history, but one which has actually been predicted for some time, could throw his world into chaos Kai is acting director of the PTWC when strange events start occurring Most of the staff is absent or unavailable Kai and Reggie are alone in th This thriller starts out fast and speeds up Kai Tanaka, loving father of thirteen year old Lani and equally loving husband of Rachel, finds he must risk his job with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center to save his family An event unprecedented in human history, but one which has actually been predicted for some time, could throw his world into chaos Kai is acting director of the PTWC when strange events start occurring Most of the staff is absent or unavailable Kai and Reggie are alone in the center when an earthquake registers in the south Pacific where one has never occurred Sensors meant to relay data from various islands then mysteriously fail At first, they issue a tsunami bulletin a minor notification that is ignored as usual If Kai orders an unneeded evacuation it will cost the islands dearly and Kai may lose his job as a result.But if he waits too long, it could be too late for the the entire population of Hawaii The warnings may not only be too late, the standard tsunami procedures may be useless in the face of the unbelievable gigantic rogue wave that he is beginning to suspect is on its way His daughter is out of reach and his wife, manager of the swank Grand Hawaiian Hotel, is staying there too long, trying to save her clients, including a group of disabled vets Lani s best friend, Mia and her mother Teresa have not picked a good time to visit from Seattle Kai s reckless and irrepressible half brother, Brad Hopkins part playboy, part Hell s Angel refuses to get out of the say and stay in the background during the crisis But he comes through in the crisis, in his own way.Kai must choose between losing his job because of a poor decision and losing his wife and daughter as precious minutes tick by, leading to unimaginable catastrophe This book had me on the edge of my seat, holding my breath in case a wave washed over me.Reviewed by Kaye George, author of A Patchwork of Stories for Suspense Magazine

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