The scientist and novelist John McAdams is summoned to an emergency meeting of scientists at the Preston Point Institute to discuss a tsunami that has hit the Southern New Jersey Shore. Eight years ago, John created man-made tidal waves with his Sea Lion Project; during the experiments, his beloved wife Ann had died and he quit working as scientist. Now the scientists discuss the possibility of a terrorist attack. When John returns home, he finds that someone has planted a file in his computer with classified information to incriminate him since he had written a sci-fi novel about terrorists using tidal waves to destroy the USA. When a second tsunami reaches the Maine, John becomes the prime suspect and is chased by the FBI and the police. Meanwhile he investigates the events with his former colleague and friend Sophie Marleau and when he follows the money, he discloses a huge conspiracy with economical interests of the Camtrell Corporation to construct the Sea Wall defense system to ...
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
John claims that the last tidal wave in the Atlantic happened in the 1800s. But the largest tidal wave occurs a few times a year at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia in the North Atlantic. It is roughly 20 feet and is basically stationary. See more
Even 100 years ago, tsunami points of origin could be determined within miles by analyzing beach times. Now, their sources can be pinpointed before the wave is even noticeable. Seismometers are continually monitored for earthquakes, volcanic activity, and nuclear testing. See more