Saving Cascadia

Saving Cascadia

by John J. Nance

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Overview

A few hundred years ago, Cascadia Island didn’t even exist. Like the Washington seacoast, it was rock submerged beneath the Pacific. A massive earthquake changed that, exploding the rock upward, making it land – unstable land, according to seismologist Dr. Doug Lam.

Lam has spent years researching the Cascadia Subduction Zone. He published a theory that the unrelieved tectonic strain beneath the idyllic landscape of Cascadia Island could be triggered with modern construction processes – with catastrophic results. The paper was disregarded, even ridiculed, by his peers and by mega wealthy developer Mick Walker, who stands to earn millions from the construction of a luxury resort on Cascadia. The elegant casino, hotel, and convention center will reap millions for him even if the tiny island only lasts for a short time.…

When a series of earthquakes begins to shake the Northwest Corridor, Doug’s worst fears are confirmed. In an attempt to convince Walker to evacuate Cascadia immediately, Doug hurries to join guests arriving for the resort’s grand opening. As the tremors wreak havoc across the Northwest coastal area, the military is left with too few resources to assist the people on Cascadia. Convinced that the island will be in ruins within hours, Doug reluctantly calls upon his girlfriend, Jennifer Lindstrom, president of Nightingale Aviation – a major medical transport helicopter company – for help.

With snow falling, visibility dropping, and winds increasing, Doug embarks on an impossible mission with Jennifer and Nightingale’s helicopters to evacuate over three hundred people, while smaller earthquakes continue to herald the approach of a catastrophic tsunami.

John J. Nance hurtles readers along a nail-biting quest to rescue hundreds of stranded vacationers and resort staff. Meticulously researched, and with the signature authenticity only a veteran pilot could provide, Saving Cascadia is a hair-raising thriller of awesome magnitude.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781536627534
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

John J. Nance, aviation analyst for ABC News and a familiar face on Good Morning America, is the author of several bestselling novels including Fire Flight, Skyhook, Turbulence, and Orbit. Two of his novels, Pandora’s Clock and Medusa’s Child, have been made into highly successful television miniseries. A lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, Nance is a decorated pilot veteran of Vietnam and Operations Desert Storm/Desert Shield. He lives in Washington State.

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Saving Cascadia 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Sengels on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A hotel built with the knowledge of an engineering mistake is the setting for this Nance thriller. Fast pace, plenty of action, generally sensible characters.
nevusmom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Who is to blame? The developer? The engineers? A lavish resort is built over a fault; the pounding of the construction becoming amplified in the fault lines way beneath the surface. Small, then larger earth quakes start happening....are they the predecessor to the BIG (9.5) one? This book was written like the author was hoping to get a movie deal. And I found the ending to be a bit contrived. The seismologist figures out how to stop the earthquake? Oh, c'mon.
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Was this book written for 8 year olds? Nance may have all the facts regarding earthquakes and geography,but he is clueless when it comes to character development or plot continuity.I hated all the characters with a passion.Not for their flaws but for their paper doll substance.Most notably,Jennifer was phenomenally idiotic for a helicopter pilot.Nance portrayed her as materialistic and with the depth of a flooded gutter.Unbelievable.Why do men write books where the main character is a woman if they cant imagine a woman thinking beyond her nose? How was I suppose to believe the scene,for instance,near the beginning ,where Jennifer was trying to land her helipcopter at a crash scene on a highway?If she was such a pro..why did she have to keep circling around and then finally had to ask the troopers to let traffic through just so she could use the car lights as a reference? Implausable.Nance had already said flares had been put out as reference.And there were supposedly police lights everywhere.It could not have been plausably that dark. How unrealistic.The whole scene was unneccessary and annoying.There are too many scenes like this to mention here.And it's not worth it.It also seems,Nance deliberately took every opportunity to make Jennifer seem like a shallow bimbo.Despite the fact she is supposed to be highly skilled and intelligent,her mind constantly is hijacked by her love for a man who,despite his ongoing affair and promises, refuses to divorce his wife.Perhaps that is how men reading the book want her to be? No woman could read this drivel and swallow it. Furthermore,the tediously childish dialogue and skewed plot was occasionally spiced with action,not too often,but a few times.How laughable.Even men would be bored flacid. Nothing aggravates me more than bad dialogue.Especially when the main characters are supposed to be geniuses.They may be,but the author of this book couldnt write his way out of a paper bag. Overall,so boring as to make me wonder why he wrote it in the first place.A novel can only be as good as an author chooses to make it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first book by nance that i have read. The book dragged a bit for the first few pages, but after that, it was very thrilling. This is the kind of book that I read every night, keeping me up late. Overall, this book is a thrilling read! Highly reccomended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In my opinion, in Saving Cascadia, John J. Nance has written another excellent thriller. As a professional geologist, I found his research on the Cascadia Subduction Zone to be authentic and believable. As a novelist who writes about some of the same subjects as John, both wildfire and earthquakes, I found Saving Cascadia to be a page turner - the kind you stay up with all night - fast-paced, suspenseful, brilliantly plotted, with realistically flawed characters thrown up against one challenge after another.
harstan More than 1 year ago
US Geological Survey seismologist Doug Lam is positive that the Washington state barrier island Cascadia is on the verge of an earthquake. Still Chadwick and Noble company approved construction of Mick Walker's posh casino-hotel and convention center on the island. Feeling remorse and guilt, company engineer Diane Lacombe possesses proof that her company knew about the dangerous deadly potential of building on the fault line. However, before she can do anything with her evidence, Diane is forced to flee the Seattle area as someone wants the CD with its proof and her silenced.--- The quakes begin with the first tremor centered on the ocean floor but close enough to the coast to feel it in Puget Sound. The first major quake hammers coastal Bellingham, but help is impeded due to a thick fog. Next Cascadia Island shakes with a ferry containing a hundred guests on the way to the new facility sinking and the new hotel collapsing. Cascadia Island seems destined to become a twenty-first century Krakatoa sinking beneath the ocean while a deadly tsunami is heading to destroy much of the state potentially killing millions.--- The tragedy in Asia provides a stark reality to John J. Nance¿s action tale that with each concentric widening circle gets more and more pulse pumping. The story line is action-packed with heroes, victims, and culprits who only care to bury the truth in the rubble. Because of the recent Asiatic devastation, SAVING CASCADIA is more than just a disaster thriller as Mr. Nance makes the case that what happened in the Indian Ocean rim could occur here. This scary terrific thriller should raise alarms in that other Washington.--- Harriet Klausner