This story is a bit dated, but fascinating none-the-less. If anybody saw the newest M. Night Shyamalan movie, The Happening (which I didn't much care for!) this book is along those lines, except this is written so well and so very much more believably. It is set in a remote area in the mountains of Colorada, where a group of people have settled to carve out a simpler life. Unfortunately things go punishingly wrong! They think they are fighting the all powerful mining company when all the time it's something completely different.
The three couples had moved to the remote community of Tomis to "get away from it all." They were the first to find out the terror that was in store for all humankind. At first they couldn't believe it. And then no one would listen.
Who could believe in sumer blizzards, children disappearing, men swallowed alive by the ground?
Who could believe that the Earth itself was angry after centuries of pollution and waste? That a holocaust of horror was rising from the depths? That Mother Nature was devouring her children and there was no place left to hide?