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Book Title: Rain of Fire|
The author of the book: Linda Jacobs
Edition: Medallion Press
Date of issue: June 1st 2006
ISBN 13: 9781932815276
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Kyle Stone, a woman now but as a young child survived her parents deaths caused by an earthquake. As in some of the disaster movies you have a person who has been through hell grow up to become a person who closely studies that hell. There's also Wyatt, a park ranger, Alicia, a wolf advocate, Hollis, a vengeful scientist who hates Kyle and there are also other characters.
There's a mountain/volcano that is acting up. Kyle and Wyatt think it could end up erupting while Hollis refuses to believe that as does a new head-honcho who wants to turn Yellowstone into some kind of Wonderland park.
As scientists do Kyle and others want to get hard data. Hollis throws a major roadblock into that, though. So you end up with what is essentially a coup at work, people risking their lives getting information that is badly needed and Kyle having to manage to somehow keep it together as the events of her past come back to haunt her.
I think the characters are developed very well, the action is quite exciting (it would make a wonderful movie) and the science seems to be pretty good. I enjoyed the book immensely.
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Read information about the authorLinda Jacobs started creating fiction when she was very young, but for twenty years her writing took a back burner to her career as a professional geologist. Then she attended Rice University’s novel writing program and never looked back. She has published four books in The Yellowstone Series and two romances under the name Christine Carroll. Married to fellow geologist Richard Jacobs, Linda divides her time between the West and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
Born a university brat and trained at the Master's level in Geology, I was one of Exxon Corporation's first woman field geologists. Before my 2004 move to New Mexico, I lived in Houston and Dallas and worked for a number of oil and gas companies on the front line where new fields are found. This fascinating and stimulating career was a roller coaster, with discoveries and dry holes, but I wouldn't change a minute of it.
Growing up in Greenville, South Carolina, fiction came to me when I was very young. Already an avid reader, I'd hit a ball against a wall and tell myself stories . . . about people who lived in New York City, a place I'd only read about in Dorothy B. Hughes's and Jacqueline Susanns work. By age thirteen, I'd taught myself to hunt and peck on Dad's old Royal Typewriter and started writing novels. In addition to New York, my characters roamed Hollywood, Yosemite and Hawaii. I even featured a Saudi Arabian princess attending college in America (after careful research of Medina and Mecca in the 1963 World Book Encyclopedia). My largest effort was over one hundred single-spaced, typewritten pages. Eventually, I decided, as many adolescents do, that my mother might be reading my material, so I had a bonfire in the backyard. This is certainly a blessing for posterity, as well as for me. Now, no one will ever know how truly awful those works must have been.
I published poetry and a short story in the Greenville High School literary magazine, known as Bits-o-Lit. In college at Furman University and doing graduate work at The Ohio State University, I studied science and my fiction took a back burner to technical writing. I did read, though, voraciously: James Mitchener, Ian Fleming, Ken Follett, Margaret Mitchell, Ayn Rand, and Nora Roberts to sample a few.
After a twenty-year layoff, in 1992, I joined Rice University's novel writing program, chaired by American Book Award winner Venkatesh Kulkarni. I studied with this consummate teacher and author for a total of six years, until he passed on. The Rice critique group still meets in Houston to this day, although I don’t get there often. I thank the following people for their steadfast support of my efforts: Marjorie Arsht, Kathryn Brown, Judith Finkel, Bob Hargrove, Elizabeth Hueben, Karen Meinardus, the late Joan Romans, Angela Shepherd, Jeff Theall, Diana Wade, and Madeleine Westbrook.
Then, following the old adage that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear, I met Rita Gallagher. Renowned author of novels and non-fiction works on writing, Rita has taught over two hundred published authors. She focuses on novel structure and helped me go from writing great scenes to putting a book together. Though Rita turned eighty while I was her pupil, her mind was still sharp enough to find a sentence on page seventy that belonged on page seventeen. Unfortunately, she passed away in early 2004, and the world lost a grand lady.
Married to fellow geoscientist Richard Jacobs, I divide my time between the West and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia where I inherited my grandfather's farm. I enjoy adventure travel, having scuba dived the Caribbean, taken three African safaris, and gone alpine hiking in New Zealand and the Spanish Pyrenees. And of course, I regularly visit Jackson Hole and Yellowstone.
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