Abyss (Kirk Mcgarvey)
by David Hagberg
Cover Artist: Getty Images
Review by Verna Suit
Forge Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765324108
Date: 21 June 2011 List Price $24.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Dr. Eve Larsen has an idea for a power source that will not only provide the world with clean energy but also help to control weather. She plans to tap into the power of ocean currents by installing ocean-floor impellers and generators in the path of the Gulf Stream. Some people are skeptical that her idea will work, but not big oil. In fact, the idea of ocean currents providing a viable alternative to oil scares an oil futures hedge fund so much that it hires an international hit man to sabotage Eve's experimental project. The stakes are raised when it also targets a nuclear reactor, with the intention of scaring the public away from nuclear power, too. From official release/information:
Product Description: It's a pleasant summer afternoon in the Gulf Stream, twenty-five miles off Hutchinson Island on Florida's east coast. NOAA scientist Dr. Eve Larsen is about to prove she has the answers to global warming, and the solution to stopping killer storms across the planet. She is a part of a multi-trillion dollar, multinational project to farm clean, endless energy from the oceans' currents--and alter the planet's weather for the better.
At that moment, contract killer Brian DeCamp walks into the Hutchinson Island Nuclear Power Station, aiming to cause a meltdown so catastrophic it'll make Chernobyl seem like nothing. Security cam footage leads to an intervention by legendary former CIA director Kirk McGarvey, who manages to thwart the catastrophe...but the failed sabotage sets off a chain of events more terrifying than McGarvey could ever have imagined. With Big Oil ruthlessly hunting for profit after the BP disaster in the Gulf, the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
(Source: Forge Books)