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Boyd Morrison
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Book Description

8 Nov 2012

One man. One hour. One million people to save...

Over the remote central Pacific, an airliner is rocked by a massive explosion and plummets into the ocean, leaving no survivors.

Twelve hundred miles away in Hawaii, Kai Tanaka, the acting director of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Honolulu, notes a minor seismic disturbance but doesn't make the connection with the lost airplane. He has no reason to worry about his wife, manager of a luxury hotel, or his daughter, who is enjoying the sunshine at Waikiki beach.

But when all contact with neighbouring Christmas Island is lost, Kai is the first to realize that Hawaii faces an epic catastrophe: in one hour, a series of massive waves will wipe out Honolulu. He has just sixty minutes to save the lives of a million people, including his wife and daughter...

Addictive and fast-paced, The Tsunami Countdown pitches an ordinary man against the odds in an electrifying and action-packed thriller. You won't be able to put it down.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere (8 Nov 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751547158
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751547153
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 4.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 147,846 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

After university, Boyd Morrison earned a PhD in industrial engineering, worked for NASA and tested Xbox games for Microsoft. A professional actor and outdoor-sports enthusiast, he is currently at work on his next thriller in the Tyler Locke series.

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The best thriller I've read this year. (Chris Kuzneski, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE DEATH RELIC)

As a mega-tsunami sweeps for Hawaii, readers will be caught in the riptide as Kai Tanaka fights for his family's survival. Not to be missed! (James Rollins, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of The Devil Colony)

Opens with a bang-literally-and then takes the reader on a watery thrill ride of terror. This is top-notch suspense, with crisp plotting, believable characters, and well-researched science. A classic disaster novel, up there with the very best. (Douglas Preston, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author)

A pulse-pounding tale delivered by a born storyteller. (John Case, NEW YORK TIMES bestseller)

I was gripped from the first page. In fact, I read it in a day. The writer also showed the strength of human nature and at times our weaknesses when faced with danger and impending death. I will certainly be reading more books by this author (The People's Friend)

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The page-turning new thriller from the bestselling author of The Noah's Ark Quest

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4.0 out of 5 stars The tsunami countdown 17 Jan 2013
By Steve
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Fast paced and scary. I could not put the book down. I will never sit on a beach and be completely relaxed again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced 11 April 2013
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Both my husband and I have read this book, we have very different tastes in reading material, and we both enjoyed it. It goes at a fast pace and as the right balance of intrigue and human interaction to hold your attention and to encourage you to care about the characters.

The Tsunami was described in such detail that you could actually feel the fear that those who have actually been involved in one must feel, I was particularlhy stuck by the includsion of people who ignored the warnings as this is just what happens in real life.

Boyd Morrison is an observer of life and an excellent researcher and it is these skills that make this an excellent read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars recommended 30 May 2014
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My mum (age 88) recpommended this book to me because she said she had never abook so quickly. I found it very exciting although in some parts you have to suspend all belief in time as you know it with what th author wanted you to think happened in a very short span of time but asll inall avery good read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unputdownable!!! 9 Jan 2014
From start to finish theres none stop action. Makes me wonder what this would be like as a film. Unputdownable. Unfortunately working life got in my way or I would have spent the day reading it, not a quick chapter here and there. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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5.0 out of 5 stars breath takingly good 5 Jan 2014
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This was edge of the seat stuff from start to finish, I held my breath so many times and I cried tears for the lives lost and the lives saved. Must must must read for any action lovers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, edge of the seat stuff 8 Dec 2013
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I could not put this book down, it was so well written, I found myself gasping out loud.cant wait to read more of Boyd's books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER CRACKER BY BOYD MORRISON. 29 Nov 2013
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4.0 out of 5 stars Chills 30 Oct 2013
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Wow! This book gave me chills. I felt it took a chapter or so, for me to get hooked, but after that - a complete page turner! I felt like I was in the book and I could feel my heart racing and the adrenaline pumping when the countdown began. I did have to do a little Googling to understand some of the terminology and acronyms - but still, great book, great story and it made my cry - 3 TIMES! And there's not many books I can say that about. Well worth a read!
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3.0 out of 5 stars good holiday read
Thought this book was good, a little bit far fetched at the end, but still enjoyed reading it on my hols not too deep. Learnt a few thing from it too.
Published 9 months ago by Nosila
5.0 out of 5 stars boyd morrison
gripping all the way not too long a build up also interesting suprising ending the sort of book you have to finish and read again good characters
Published 9 months ago by Sallyanne Rowe
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT - so much so i have written my first ever review!
I just wanted to say thanks to Boyd for a fantastic book I picked up on kindle while doing my usual last minute bulk book buying for holiday. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Mrs L
5.0 out of 5 stars The Tsunami countdown
Excellent read could not put down. Will definitely be reading some more books of this writer. Well done will be downloading my next one today.
Published 9 months ago by Mrs. Eileen R. Mallett
3.0 out of 5 stars Good
Truly brought home the awfulness of the tsunami occurrences, but got a bit 'samy' and therefore a bit boring. Not bad though.
Published 9 months ago by E. A. Hawkins
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story
This is a good story.. maybe not as good as The Midas Code but its OK.. reading the Roswell Conspiracy now and this is a better story.. still sends me to sleep at night...
Published 10 months ago by Robert Johnson
3.0 out of 5 stars excellent for the sun bed
A nice , fast paced book that keeps you on your toes(while sunbathing). Its structure (headers with the countdown at the beginning of every chapter) would make it an easy TV... Read more
Published 11 months ago by lenna georgia
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