Saturday, October 1, 2016

REVIEW: Cataclysm

Author: Tim Washburn

**I received a copy of this book from Kensington Books via NetGalley in exchange for a fair, honest review**

The supervolcano lurking beneath Yellowstone National Park is the largest caldera in the world. The caldera, measuring 25 x 37 miles, last erupted about 640,000 years ago, scientists estimate. In recent years, the ground surrounding the caldera has been surging, or rising up, sometimes as much as 2.8 inches. Is that a sign that the supervolcano is headed for another eruption?

If so, it could be a climate-changing, world-shattering......cataclysm.

Tim Washburn spins an awesome disaster story! Cataclysm tells the tale of what might happen before, during and after an eruption of the largest supervolcano on the planet.

The story is well-paced and the suspense starts building almost from the very beginning. The characters are well-developed and believable. I'm not sure about the science as I'm not an expert on volcanoes, but it seemed believable to me. Not so sure fracking could set off a supervolcano, but it seemed plausible enough to me.

All in all, an enjoyable read. For readers who are fascinated by volcanoes, or who enjoy disaster stories, this would be a perfect read! Cataclysm releases October 25th from Kensington Press.

Tim Washburn has written one other disaster novel, Powerless. Find out more about the author and his books on his website:

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