When Spacewatch Director Henry Jackson suspects the largest asteroid in 65 million years will strike during the 2012 presidential campaign, he must save people from mile-high tsunamis, nuclear-like pressure blasts, record-breaking earthquakes, and a trillion tons of falling molten rock called regolith. Facing global hysteria that cripples society, he ends up with only ten weeks to evacuate millions to special asteroid shelters near the poles. Then he loses his escape plane just hours before impact, stranding his family near Ground Zero, where they must improvise to survive. This ambitious novel took several years to research -- hypno-orgasms; sea cities; presidential campaigns; railguns; hover-tanks; gamma-ray warheads; nuclear batteries; standardizing Navy ships on just three hulls; breaking up polar ice sheets to raise sea levels several meters; reverse engineering dinosaurs by bioengineering their closest relatives; raising 100,000 ton sauropods like cattle; launching capsules from the highest point on Earth; converting the largest near-Earth asteroid into a space port; soft-landing trillion-dollar metallic asteroids on the Moon; bulking up Mars; and re-orbiting the 20 largest moons into Goldilocks orbits to allow humanity to grow to over 100 billion people.
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Brent Reilly has a master's degree in counseling and lives with his wife and children in Las Vegas and in the beautiful Caribbean island of San Andres where he builds and sells new oceanfront Caribbean condos.
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Book Description Ventura Books, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 300 pages. 7.70x5.20x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1450712436