Flood Author:Stephen Baxter Four hostages are rescued from a group of religious extremists in Barcelona. After five years of being held captive together, they make a vow to always watch out for one another. But they never expected this ... — The world they have returned to has been transformed -- by water. And the water is rising. — As climate predictions are tossed aside an... more »d the earth's major cities are threatened, the former captives find themselves fighting this new threat on all fronts. In his element, NASA scientist Gary Boyle throws himself into researching the extreme weather. The storms can't stop Helen Gray from searching for the baby she had in captivity. With London drowning, British military officer Piers Michaelmas is at the forefront of his government's response. And former USAF captain Lily Brooker finds herself in the employ of a financial mogul -- a man whose resources and ego outmatch any government's in reshaping the future.
But water continues to flow from the earth's mantle. Entire countries disappear. High ground becomes a precious commodity. And finally the dreadful truth is known: Before fifty years have passed, there will be nowhere left to run.
A novel of mankind's final years on earth. 'Flood' tells the story of a small group of people caught up in the struggle to survive unimaginable global disaster ...« less