Minutes to Burn

Minutes to Burn

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
In the year 2007, scientists are accompanied by a team of Navy SEALs to position critical tectonic equipment on a deserted island in the Galâapagos and find themselves immersed in a brutal war for survival that could determine the fate of the world.

Blackwell North Amer
The year is 2007. Through widening holes of ozone depletion, the tropical sun burns human skin to a crisp. Powerful earthquakes and monstrous hurricanes wrack South America, exploding Ecuador's already anarchic instability. Cameron Kates, a hard-hitting Navy SEAL hiding the secret of her early pregnancy, gets pulled begrudgingly into a mission with her husband, Justin. Along with a ragtag squad of soldiers, ordered on this baby-sitting mission against their will, she must escort Dr. Rex Williams, a renowned ecotectonicist, to the chaotic continent. Rex is forced to brave the extreme and unprecedented dangers of such an expedition for one reason alone - so that he can position critical seismic equipment on Sangre de Dios, a desolate and depopulated island in the Galapagos. Others have recently vanished from the island without a trace.
Cameron's platoonmates - a crackpot demolition expert, a chief who wears her brawn over her considerable intelligence, an unhinged lieutenant recovering from a personal tragedy - are an erratic but expert crew. Yet ultimately it is the newcomer, William Savage, a brooding Vietnam vet with raging warrior instincts, from whom Cameron must learn when the straight-forward mission escalates into a battle for survival. In the forest of the island awaits a scientific phenomenon the likes of which man has never witnessed. As the stunned scientists and soldiers furiously unravel the threads of the ecological mystery they've encountered, they discover that they're trapped within a lethal, predatory battle where only the fittest survive. And the fate of the world is hanging in the balance.

Baker
& Taylor

In the year 2007, two scientists are accompanied by a team of Navy SEALs to position critical tectonic equipment on a deserted isand in the Galapagos and find themselves immersed in a brutal war for survival that could determine the fate of the world. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Cliff Street Books, c2001
ISBN: 9780060188863
0060188863
Characteristics: x, 414 p. : maps ; 25 cm

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Nov 06, 2013

We all need a tasty snack that has no nutritional value whatsoever, just empty calories. This book would be the perfect literary example of that snack. Entertaining, lacking credibility but tolerable as long as you remember it's just fun, and full of clichés. However, not something you would want to have regularly

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