Pair 1, Book 1: Trails Through the Fault Lines
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POV characters: Amber and Alex
Amber and Alex track the expanding quakes and volcanic eruptions across New Mexico. Amber's vision of the future terrifies her, as the dammed Rio Grande begins the process of the great split that will unzip the continent from the Gulf of Mexico to Yellowstone.
Alex faces his first active non-Hawaiian volcano, and his fear of not living up to his father's reputation as a renowned volcanologist. Alex fears his father didn't escape before a massive quake in California.
Together, with guides Livia and Corbo, they must gather information so the military can attempt to save as many lives as possible. Amber and Alex grapple with losing best friends and family, as their world tumbles faster than the Rio Grande swirls.
Livia twists her ankle on Magdalena Peak, and must face her former friends and try to save their lives. She begins to understand what her well-meaning parents tried to do for her, while helping Corbo as he discovers his past is more convoluted than even he thought. As an undocumented illegal immigrant, he is used to blending in, when all he wants is to be part of something bigger. He thinks.
From the Back Cover:
Expanding quakes and volcanic eruptions tremble New Mexico. The Rio Grande Rift splits to reopen the inland sea that once covered much of this region.
Alex and Amber document the destruction to save as many lives as possible. They grapple with losing best friends and family. Their world tumbles faster than the Rio Grande swirls, as it unzips beneath their feet.
Rating: PG 13.
Romance: Light, Alluded to.
Violence: Natural Disaster