|Flood (2002) [Novel]|
by Richard Doyle
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It began on December 8th in the American Great Lakes. Ten days later it arrived in London.
A storm rages over the north of Britain. A troop carrier founders in the Irish Sea. And flood indicators go off the scale. Mountainous seas arrel south along the East Coast of Britain. When they reach the Thames Estuary they will rain a massive wave down upon London.
Londoners go about their daily lives because the have the Thames Barrier to protect them. But when the storm drives a tanker into an oil refinery an explosion the size of Hiroshima sends a wall of fire towards the city.
As water and fire crashes upon the capital, the Government's man on the ground - Roland Raikes - battles to save it from catastrophe. It's 5pm on December 18th and eight million Londoners are about to be heroes or victims. Because if the Thames Barrier can't save them then what can?
Original title: Flood
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Survival→ Disaster