Trails 1: Trails Through the Fault Lines


Pair 1, Book 1: Trails Through the Fault Lines
Time: Modern
POV characters: Amber and Alex

A few large quakes in unexpected places.  A few more around the world.  Scientists try to pinpoint their origins.
Amber’s seismologist mom is called to assist the specialists gathered in New Mexico.  Amber goes as always, thinking she’ll finish her final high school exams from the field.
Alex’s father, an expert volcanologist, cannot make the trip from Kilauea.  He is needed there. Even if he can no longer hike the shifting lava fields.  Alex, trained by his father, joins Amber in New Mexico.
Right in the center of the one place they don’t want to be.  Surrounded by military bases, and buried weapons, amidst the remains of a long slumbering volcanic plain.
It slumbers no longer.  Fumeroles develop along the lava field borders. Earthquakes grow in number and intensity around the world.  The formerly flowing Rio Grande is dammed, and the rift widens.  Roads shatter.  Families are split by those who stay, and those who evacuated.  Plates shift.  Yellowstone awakens.  The new Rio Sea begins to fill.

Other notes:

As the continent unzips beneath their feet, Alex and Amber struggle with how to save as many people as possible.

Alex says this and I have no idea why.  “It’s funny how much everyone tries to avoid hurting others. They hurt them more by doing so.”

Author’s Note:
Rating: PG 13.
Profanity: None.
Romance: Light, Alluded to.
Sex: None.
Violence: Natural Disaster

Publication date: August 2014.

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