By Warren Murphy, Richard Sapir
Forber isn't a mad scientist, he's a tectonic technician with a slightly for terror who is going by way of the identify "Dr. Quake". California's sensitive San Andreas Fault is at risk of being professionally provoked. yet it's no longer Dr. Quake's fault, for somebody has cut up together with his earthquake computing device. If this dastardly deviant doesn't get one million funds in chilly, not easy funds he's going to shake down Southern California for a complete lot extra. fortunately, shakedowns and usual failures are only what the medical professional ordered for Remo Williams
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