The Hammer of Eden

The Hammer of Eden

A Novel

eBook - 2010
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A group of eco-terrorists threaten to start an earthquake and destroy San Francisco unless the government abandons plans to create a dam. They are ignored until the earth trembles and FBI agent Judy Maddox discovers that the technology for a man-made earthquake is available. At which point a race against time gets underway.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2010]
ISBN: 9780307775115
0307775119
Characteristics: 1 online resource (330 p.)
Contents: Four Weeks
Seven Days
Forty-eight Hours.
Summary: A group of eco-terrorists threaten to start an earthquake and destroy San Francisco unless the government abandons plans to create a dam. They are ignored until the earth trembles and FBI agent Judy Maddox discovers that the technology for a man-made earthquake is available. At which point a race against time gets underway.

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RichardPaul
Jul 25, 2011

The Hammer of Eden ---- by Ken Follett c - 1998 ---- This story was too slow for me an obvious builder for the story line/succession. ----I give it an: OK. ---- RichardPaul

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RazorSteel
Oct 12, 2007

I have to be honest, I've enjoyed other Ken Follett novels much more than The Hammer of Eden. I found this book somewhat far-fetched at times, not only the action carrying the plot but also the interaction among key characters. I respect Ken Follett too much not to have finished the book, but I was looking forward to being done with it so I could start another book.

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cpurvis
Mar 14, 2010

The one thing Californians fear most is a full-scale earthquake. The thing Priest fears most is the destruction of his commune in the Sierra Nevada foothills – the one place he can hide from his mobster past. He has to make the Governor of California listen to him. And now he has a way. He knows how to create an earthquake. And if his demands aren't met, the next quake is just 48 hours away...

The Hammer of Eden is a story where the bad guys figure out how to cause an earthquake. They use a machine called a seismic vibrator which is an enormous hammer mounted on the back of a truck. It is usually used to find oil. The hammer sends shockwaves through the earth's crust and the reflections of the vibrations are then mapped to show the sub-surface of the earth.

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