"Delirium brings comfort at the end."
Date of Publication: 1999
Publisher: Michael Joseph, Ltd. (London)
Setting: London (BBC offices), Florida, Trox Island, Caribbean
The catastrophic power of a giant hurricane can raise coastal waves thirty feet
high and blow through houses at speeds far above those of tennis balls served by
champions. Perry Stuart, TV meteorologist working routinely before cameras, chiefly
predicts periods of English drizzle, with burst of heavier rain and sunshine to
follow. His life calm and ordered, his face familiar to every British household, Stuart's
profound weather knowledge and accuracy have given him high status among forecasters,
but no physical baptism by storm.
Not, that is, until a fellow forecaster offers him a Caribbean hurricane-chasing ride
in a small aeroplane as a holiday diversion. By frightening accident, Stuart learns more
secrets from the flight than wind speeds -- and back home in England he faces threats and
danger as deadly as anything that nature can evolve.
Robin and Evelyn Darcy
Amy and Michael Ford
Glenda and George Loricroft
Jett van Els
Perry Stuart and Kris Ironside are both meteorologists and weather
Caspar Harvey is a businessman. He grows barley, etc. and owns racehourses.
Jett van Els is a nurse.
Comes after: Field of Thirteen
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