An island people are fighting for their lives. La Palma's Cumbre Vieja has erupted - soon ash and lava will annihilate everything, unless the locals can destroy the volcano first. A desperate group set out armed with high explosives. Three thousand miles away, across the Atlantic Ocean, the peaceful seaport of Goodwill, Maine is getting ready for its annual summer festival, Founder's Day. Tourists and locals alike are in carnival mood. But all is not right - freak swells strike the coast, corpses are washed from cemeteries, the whales disappear from the sea. A convoy of surfers arrive: their network tells them something big is going to happen in this town any day now, and they want part of the action. Meanwhile the islanders have braved the ash clouds on La Palma and packed their explosives into a fault line. Today half their island will crash into the sea. Three thousand miles of ocean will not save Goodwill from what happens next.
Richard Doyle lives in Oxford. His previous novels include Imperial 109, Executive Action and Flood.