By Steven Gould
The writer of Jumper returns with a near-future SF novel, set in an the US whose beach has been drowned by way of melting Antarctic ice.
In the area the place countless numbers of hundreds of thousands of individuals were displaced from their houses via the Deluge--a hundred-foot-rise in sea point from melting ice caps--Partricia Beenan is fortunate. She remains to be an American citizen with the perfect to continue to exist the continent, not like such a lot of "wetfoots" whose houses lie deep less than the waves or the refugees from countries now thoroughly lower than water.
But Patricia's father selected to survive a floating urban of latest Galveston, rather than following his congresswomen spouse to Washington, and pass into the underwater salvage enterprise. Now, numerous years after his dying, it's Patricia's enterprise and her urban. She's a filthy rich lady, at the urban council, renowned to neighborhood INS commander and the hot Galveston police.
But none of that may aid Patricia while she stumbles throughout a lately sunken freighter that has dozens of our bodies chained up in its carry and transparent facts that it's been fired upon through an INS ship.
Patricia's proof of a rogue operation in the INS brings her including Thomas Beckett, a central authority investigator assigned to the case. Romance blossoms whereas they pursue and are pursued via the killers, into the center of the conspiracy.
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