Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc., New York, 1977
‘Earthquake country,’ said the Professor. ‘San Francisco is geologically and seismologically a city that waits to die. Los Angeles is ringed by earthquake centres — seven massive ‘quakes so far. We have no idea where the next, the monster, will hit…’
Until a criminal fanatic kidnaps a nuclear scientist and builds his own atomic bombs. If exploded on California’s fault lines they could trigger off the mightiest earthquake of them all — killing half its population and dumping the entire city of San Francisco in the sea.