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The Empire of Ice
The Empire of Ice
Author: Richard Moran
ISBN-13: 9780812530094
ISBN-10: 0812530098
Publication Date: 2/1995
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Paperback
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From the cover: "The peak of R9, an active undersea volcano, lies a mere 900 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, near Ireland. What if R9's fiery growth accelerates?

The volcano's expanding cone blocks the North Atlantic Current that warms the shores of Europe. In a few days the British Isles are plunged into a new Ice Age as temperatures plummet to subarctic levels. Barely months later, icebergs invade the English Channel and the Irish Sea freezes solid.

Even before true cold has begun to settle around the shoulders of England and Europe, Benjamin Meade, a geo-physicist who has made a lifelong study of volcanoes, recognizes the terrible threat looming over the continent.

Meade's warnings go unheeded even as crops fail and the people panic. Britain is paralyzed by fuel shortages, famine, and the specter of war. Wolves lurk at the edges of the embattled cities.

But the cruel hand of nature is as nothing compared to the dangers caused by politics, fear, and raw human greed. The powerful skirmish to gain short term advantage, blind to the disasters that will shortly overtake rich and poor alike.

Ben Meade realizes that only swift, decisive action can save the lives of millions. With a handful of courageous men and women he embarks on a daring, desperate plan to preserve the future of humanity - a plan a handful of avaricious power-brokers cannot allow to succeed."
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Great disaster story - keeps you on the edge of your seat.