The Gods of Laki: A Thriller

By Chris Angus

From the writer of Flypaper comes an event approximately mysterious underground volcanic forces and a savage plot to change the Earth’s climate.

A race to unveil the key of Laki, a volcano at the southern beaches of Iceland, pits our heroes—a sixteen-year-old Viking lady from the 10th century, a German geologist from global warfare II, and a former mystery carrier agent holding a feminine volcanologist—against evil forces with a plan to reason an eruption utilizing explosives, changing the worldwide weather in the course of the free up and forcing the cost of oil to skyrocket.

Everyone and every little thing on Laki is at risk, together with the potential of ever unraveling the mysteries of where, because it faces burial underneath a carpet of lava flows. stuck underground by way of the fracturing actual breakup of Laki, every body reveals themselves ensnared through Laki itself—an unseen, implacable foe that turns out every thing yet a benign presence. each movement they make seems to be guided and regulated through an intelligence that permeates the netherworld.

Only progressively, via all of the clash among some of the factions, does every person start to discover that it really is Laki itself that has consistently been in charge.

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We've reams of technical info yet no first-hand details. ” Sam similar what they’d encountered underneath Laki. She left not anything out. whilst she was once entire, Hauptmann stared at her with large eyes. “Amma exists? ” he requested in an awed whisper. “The sagas are actual. ” He appeared beaten by means of the scoop. In flip, Carlisle crammed them in on what used to be occurring not just on Laki but in addition worldwide. It used to be Sam’s flip to be incredulous. “Volcanoes all around the globe are erupting? ” she requested, not able to get her brain round the incredible suggestion. “Yes,” Carlisle acknowledged. “And what’s worse, spiritual leaders seem to think that it’s as a result of Laki that whatever non secular is occurring right here. ” He unfold his arms. “It’s demanding to fathom what will be happening of their heads. The President is at a loss over the right way to react. ” “Join the club,” acknowledged Ryan. “One other thing we haven’t instructed you. ” The President’s consultant met their eyes together with his personal demanding, blue orbs. “An Arab via the identify of Rashid could have planted a nuclear equipment underneath the outside with the objective of thoroughly destabilizing Laki. ” It was once the 1st time Sam, Kraus, and Jon had heard this. however it used to be rarely information to Ryan. “I know,” he stated. “Akbari informed me, and the senator additionally is familiar with. They have been focused on what it may possibly do to their toughness investigations and have been eager to cease him. ” “You could to boot come inside,” stated Carlisle. “I are looking to pay attention first-hand what you're thinking that is happening right here. and maybe we will let you know a specific thing or . ” They crowded into his tiny place of work, spilling out past the partition that separated it from the remainder of the bus. Carlisle gave his chair to Sam and stood in entrance of a financial institution of desktops. “So,” he started, “Do any of you will have an opinion on Laki? Is it a few type of traditional phenomenon or does the spiritual neighborhood have a leg to face on? I informed the President I’d come back to him with anything for him to feed the holy rollers and admittedly, i may use a few enter. ” Ryan shook his head slowly. “When I stared down into that . . . no matter what it used to be . . . gap on the heart of the Earth, I had no inspiration what i used to be taking a look at. It used to be like staring right into a miniature universe. person who looked as if it would suck the sunshine and effort out of the tentacles and anything that acquired too close—including bad Akbari. ” He checked out Sam. “And what have been these stars? ” She stared on the ground as if she may see all over the ground of the bus. “Before I talked with Amma, i might have acknowledged it used to be a few type of typical phenomenon, a magma chamber might be. yet we really met and conversed, in the event you can name it that, with a person who has lived for over 1000 years. There’s absolute confidence what Amma thinks Laki is. A god, natural and straightforward. ” Carlisle acknowledged, “According to our measurements, Laki has a big magma chamber deep within the Earth. you've got been having a look into that. the celebs you point out may have easily been scorching spots. Or . . . ” “Or what? ” Ryan requested. Carlisle seemed uncomfortable. “You might have been seeing electrons spinning off from Kaluza-Klein debris in one other measurement.

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