Synopses & Reviews
A Category 4 hurricane, with winds of up to 155 miles per hour, tears roofs off buildings, smashes windows and doors, and can send floodwaters up to the second floor. Evacuation is suggested for up to six miles inland.
Hurricane Katrina was a Category 4 when she made landfall.
Hurricane Simone is a Category 7--the biggest, strongest storm in recorded history. When she hits New York City, skyscrapers will fall. Subways and tunnels will flood. Lower Manhattan and much of Queens and Brooklyn will disappear under more than thirty feet of water.
All along the Eastern Seaboard, towns and cities are being evacuated as wind-driven rain lashes the coast and storm surges crash through seawalls. Roads are packed with fleeing motorists whose cars are jammed with every personal possession that can be crammed in, plus family members, friends, and beloved pets. A huge natural disaster is brewing in the Atlantic.
Except that Simone isn't natural. She's the product of rogue weather science being wielded by billionaire Carter Thompson as part of a personal vendetta against US President Winslow Benson. Once Carter wanted to bring rain to the desert and feed the starving peoples of the planet. Now he wants to show Benson--and the rest of the world--just how powerful wind and water can be.
If technology created Simone, perhaps technology can stop her. It's up to Kate Sherman, once a member of Carter's weather team; and Jake Baxter, a weatherman for the CIA, to try, using a secret US Navy weapon. The catch? It has to be deployed inside the hurricane.
Praise for Category 7
“Take a healthy dose of the paranoid scenarios from 24
and governmental intrigues from The West Wing
, then spike them liberally with the atmospheric minutiae that armchair meteorologists know and love. Fast-paced storytelling . . . . Satisfying.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Kate Sherman, a plucky meteorologist, and Jake Baxter, a CIA weatherman, are the last line of defense between New York City and a Category 7 hurricane, which was created by a top-secret weather-control weapon. A fast-paced action-adventure that promises a rousing finale and delivers it.”—Booklist
“What would happen if a massive super-storm hit New York City? And what if the storm's ferocity were enhanced by human activity? In the authors' apocalyptic scenario, much of New York would be destroyed. Buildings would topple, tunnels would flood, and the death toll would be enormous.”—Library Journal
“A hurricane is not only possible in New York City, it's happened before. But because no one alive today has been through that experience, people are not aware of the devastating potential. But Bill Evans knows New York, New York weather, and New York weather history.”—Bryan Norcross, CBS News Hurricane Analyst
“A well-researched thriller whose building devastation will keep the reader ‘churning through the pages.”— New York Times bestselling author Steve Alten
“A most creative piece of fiction. Author Bill Evans certainly knows what he is talking about. Category 7 will have you thinking, the next time you hear the pounding rains and the whipping of the wind. You might be more in awe of nature after reading this book.”—Shelf Life
Kate Sherman is a brilliant young meteorologist who cant understand how she recently missed predicting three major storms—storms that cut into the profits of her employer, Coriolis Industries. Afraid of being fired, Kate throws herself into an analysis of the strange storms—and headlong into the path of a secret plot that may cost her her life!
Hurricane Simone is a Category 7—the biggest, strongest storm in recorded history—and shes clawing her way up the East Coast. When she hits New York City, skyscrapers will fall. Subways and tunnels will flood. Lower Manhattan and much of Queens and Brooklyn will disappear under more than thirty feet of water. Thousands, if not millions, will die.
Created by secret, cutting-edge weather science, Simone is not just an unnatural disaster—shes a weapon. Kate and CIA weatherman Jake Baxter must figure out how to stop the storm before she flattens New York City . . . and identify Simones master before he has them both killed.
Based on the latest discoveries and theories about weather, this suspenseful thriller follows a man-made hurricane as it heads straight for New York City.
About the Author
Bill Evans is a multiple Emmy Award-winning, nationally renowned senior meteorologist. He has appeared on Good Morning, America and Live with Regis and Kelly. Evans has received the Outstanding Meteorologist Award from the National Weather Service and has hosted the National Hurricane Conference.
Marianna Jameson is the author of Big Trouble and My Hero. Her extensive experience writing for the aerospace, defense, and software industries allows her to bring an insider's edge to Category 7