WATERTOWN, NY, October 24, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Robert Egby's second Canadian novel, an adventure thriller entitled: "Cataclysm '79: The Day the River Stopped" has been published with global distribution.
It is Canada Day weekend in1979 and war-injured international news correspondent Paul Rowan, reduced to writing travel columns, is assigned a task in British Columbia's spectacular and historic Fraser Canyon. At the super-luxury Wagomaster Resort, he collides with his past in the shape of a long lost love, beautiful Natalie D'Andrea who secretly aborted his child.
Rowan is shocked to find Natalie is now married to the Resort Manager, a blond-haired muscle man described as "too healthy to be honest." He's the blue-eyed boy of Victor Stavrakis, the Greek Tycoon.
Rowan desperately wants to write his piece and get out but fate intervenes. Vicar's Peak, a bare mountain that has overshadowed the Canyon for 50 million years crashes and blocks the Fraser River. The narrow waterway in full run-off is packing two million gallons (7.5 million litres) a second and water is backing up fast into the Wagonmaster with its 300 international celebrity guests.
In addition to nature's cataclysm Rowan discovers that just about all the guests are battling their own mental and physical wars.
Then experts theorize that the great and relentless Fraser will break through the blockage in six days sending a disastrous wall of water to devastate the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver. But the Minister of Highways rejects the theory. Meanwhile Rowan is desperate to win back his old love and together with newly acquired friends get out alive. Their only transport: a 40-year-old Dodge pickup.
Author Robert Egby says the idea for the story came from a 1967 talk given in Vancouver to the Canadian Good Roads Association. "The idea always haunted me. I got to living with the characters, the loves, hates, backgrounds and desires and it became an epic - some 160,000 words. Although adventure fiction the story is set against a real live background of events in the late 1970s."
This is Egby's second novel set in Canada. "The Guardians of Stavka: The Deadly Hunt for the Romanov Gold" is a thriller that starts in Gori, Georgia - Joseph Stalin's birthplace in the mid-1890s and finishes with a devastating battle in the west coast mountains of Canada in 1979.
The books are available at all leading bookstores, Amazon and the Book Depository. It is also available on Amazon Kindle.
Title: Cataclysm '79: The Day the River Stopped.
Author: Robert Egby
Publisher: Three Mile Point Publishing
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Three Mile Point Publishing is an independent publishing company formed for the publication of printed books and ebooks by Robert Egby. For further information check out website www.threemilepointpublishing.com
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