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Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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'Christmas Eve, 1953. The crater tlake on Mt Ruapehu bursts, unleashing a giant lahar that sweeps down the volcano like a tidal wave, destroying a Tangiwai rail bridge and plunging a passenger train into the river. One hundred and fifty-one people drown and many others are seriously injured.

'Years later, when the vibrant international seismologist Frances Nelson arrives in New Zealand to start monitoring the dangerously active volcano Mt Ruapehu, she is shocked to find herself embroiled in a battle over the mountain that stretches back centuries. Not realising that Frances has ties of her own to the Tangiwai train crash, local scientists seek to gain her support for their schemes, which range from installing an early warning system to bulldozing the entire mountain top.

'Added to that are the Maori locals - and one in particular - who believe that the volcano is sacred and the railway should never have been built across its path. The mountain is heating up and Frances must decide what to do before it is too late.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: In memory of my parents, Jack and Mary.
  • Prequel to Pliny's Warning.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2006 .
      Extent: 299p.
      ISBN: 1869506170

Works about this Work

The Real Mount Doom Sacha Molitorisz , 2006 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 June 2006; (p. 34-35)
Untitled Anne Susskind , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 20 June vol. 124 no. 6525 2006; (p. 69)

— Review of Shadow Thief Marion Campbell 2006 single work novel ; Weeping Waters Anne Maria Nicholson 2006 single work novel
Other Voices Tony Maniaty , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 June 2006; (p. 15)

— Review of Weeping Waters Anne Maria Nicholson 2006 single work novel ; The Stone Angel Katherine Scholes 2006 single work novel ; Making Tracks : UTS Writers' Anthology 2006 2006 anthology short story poetry
Untitled Tania Bawden , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 22 July 2006; (p. 8)

— Review of Weeping Waters Anne Maria Nicholson 2006 single work novel
Untitled Anne Susskind , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 20 June vol. 124 no. 6525 2006; (p. 69)

— Review of Shadow Thief Marion Campbell 2006 single work novel ; Weeping Waters Anne Maria Nicholson 2006 single work novel
Other Voices Tony Maniaty , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 June 2006; (p. 15)

— Review of Weeping Waters Anne Maria Nicholson 2006 single work novel ; The Stone Angel Katherine Scholes 2006 single work novel ; Making Tracks : UTS Writers' Anthology 2006 2006 anthology short story poetry
Untitled Tania Bawden , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 22 July 2006; (p. 8)

— Review of Weeping Waters Anne Maria Nicholson 2006 single work novel
The Real Mount Doom Sacha Molitorisz , 2006 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 June 2006; (p. 34-35)
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