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Reviewed by Alma Boucher for Readers' Favorite
Taquoma is an environmental thriller by Kevin D. Miller. Yara is collecting data to complete her dissertation for a Ph.D. She is a talented and promising young vulcanologist. A doctorate will enable her to buy a house near her parents for her and her six-year-old daughter. The USGS arrived at Mount Rainier and force Yara to go to Wyoming with them. There Yara is expected to join forces with an exclusive club comprising NASA and the USGS. The team of scientists examines data and plans to execute their strategy for the project. They are going to drill vents around the volcano and by injecting cold water at high pressure, they hope to help cool the magma chambers. Yara warns them against doing it, and she gets fired. Yara hires Clayton Red Sky to fly her over Yellowstone to assess the caldera when it erupted.
I was intrigued by the plot of Taquoma. It was fuelled by conflict and crisis. In this thrilling story, the apprehension builds slowly until the volcano finally erupts. Kevin D. Miller does justice to this disaster and the events that follow. It is fast-paced and full of action and there is never a dull moment. The suspense kept me on the edge of my seat and it was a nail-biting experience. The characters were well-developed, and they all have a purpose. They were unusual, relatable, and strong throughout the story. It is skillfully written. Kevin has created a realistic story filled with drama while building tension with all the twists and turns. I thoroughly enjoyed Taquoma and recommend it highly.