Rain of Fire: Book 2 of the Yellowstone Series
by Linda Jacobs
Goodreads Press

"Who's going to believe something's going on underneath all this peaceful beauty unless we bide our time and gather evidence?"

Kyle Stone is a geologist who specializes in studying and monitoring earthquakes. As a child, she watched her parents die in the 1959 Hebgen Lake earthquake near Yellowstone. Scarred by the tragedy, she lives a life of vigilance and fear. But her knowledge and expertise bring her out into the field when a series of strange occurrences break out at Yellowstone. To Kyle, they are warning signs from the earth. She embarks on a race against time to prove that the beauty of Yellowstone belies its fury, which simmers with the potential to crack, quake, and boil. Joining her quest into the backcountry are two men from her past. One is a ranger, and one is a volcanologist. As she faces her childhood tragedy and fears, she begins to consider a future filled with hope rather than terror.

With a touch of romance in this action-packed adventure, Jacobs spins an exhilarating tale filled with loss, urgency, and survival. This rousing adventure into Yellowstone navigates the majesty and havoc of the earth. Kyle embodies this duality of nature in her journey from a terrified child to a capable scientist. Her return to the place of her worst memory with the hope of saving lives is a satisfying, full-circle redemption story, a triumph of the human spirit in the face of catastrophe. Jacobs builds the suspense in this page-turning tale with close calls that tease out the tension. Nature is on full display in this intelligent thriller that reminds readers of the power and unpredictability of the earth. Jacobs revels in the power of storytelling to thrill and to provoke. The story smolders with scientific detail, the interior life of a compelling main character, and a moving evocation of nature.

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