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Fault Line

Em Hansen Mysteries

Sarah Andrews

Minotaur Books

With the Winter Olympics approaching, Salt Lake City is trembling with excitement-literally. A real life earthquake has torn fissures into the city's preparations, and now forensic geologist Em Hansen has a rare opportunity to get some field work in before her home is overrun by tourists and athletes.

But murder can spoil anybody's plans, and when the body of the state geologist turns up in the wake of the 'quake, the FBI enlists Em's unique expertise to sort through the rubble. When the case takes her into the byzantine bureaucracy of the city's building codes, Em runs headfirst into an assortment of intimidating suspects and corrupt government officials-and an uncomfortable clue that points to her own boyfriend, Ray. On shaky ground as her personal and professional lives collide, Em must use fascinating geological science to capture a murderer before her whole life come crumbling to the ground.

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Fault Line
1I was driving down the Fell Street ramp off Highway 101 into San Francisco. It was like skiing down a mountain made of Jell-O.--Larry Yurdin, describing his experience of the October 14, 1989, magnitude 7. 1 Loma Prieta, or "World Series," earthquake that rocked northern California. The ramp was one of many sections of elevated highway around San Francisco Bay that, as a result of damage from the earthquake, were condemned and later demolished. Larry was fortunate to have been on the Fell Street ramp rather than on the Cypress structure of Interstate 880 across the Bay in Oakland,
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"Graphic, frightening, and entertaining use of earthquake science...readers may never look at rock formations with the same innocence."-Publishers Weekly

"The Resourceful and Intelligent Hansen Makes a Terrific Series Heroine." -Booklist

"Em Hansen is rapidly carving out a niche for herself." -Publishers Weekly

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  • Sarah Andrews

  • Sarah Andrews, a professional geologist and licensed pilot, lives with her husband and son in Northern California. Awarded the prestigious American Association of Petroleum Geologists' Journalists Award in 1998 for her mystery writing, she also teaches geology at Sonoma State University. She's the author of seven Em Hansen mysteries.
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