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A thrilling disaster adventure written and set in 1977 in which freak tidal surges in the North Sea cause London's biggest disaster - a massive flood. Waters rise to thirty feet high. Bankside power station explodes as the surges strike, causing a city wide power cut. Flood co-ordinator Derek Thompson struggles to control the chaos as the authorities dally over evacuation plans, whilst trying to save his wife who is trapped in the Underground as subway tunnels sink beneath the rising waters. Although the Thames Barrier has eliminated the likelihood of such a disaster occurring(for the time being . . .) this is still a very spectacular novel indeed!
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Plot & Themes

Disaster, natural or nuclear    -   Yes Kind of disaster:    -   flood Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   engineer Age:    -   20's-30's


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   moving train    -   fort/military installation    -   fancy mansion    -   sewers/subways

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   poisoning    -   dropped from large heights    -   boiling    -   frying (electrocuted)    -   run over    -   crushed    -   flamed    -   drowned    -   impaled    -   stampeded    -   exploded into bits Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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