Noah's Ark, The Novel

by Cal Skinner



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 01/01/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 412
ISBN : 9781585004461

About the Book

Noah's Ark, The Novel is an action novel with a moral overtone.

The main character, Noah Well, has a theory and a means to decrease the severity of great earthquakes expected in the 21st Century because of the realignment of the solar system. Biblical Noah warned of the great flood but only his family would believe him. Noah Well experiences the same problem with his theory to create explosions within the faults of potentially great earthquakes in order to diminish annd divert the deadly force.

At the same time, Noah must deal with a desire for revenge because of the pain and suffering caused to his father, a Japanese POW.

In the first chapter, the reader is introduced to a view of one-half of the hull of the Ark imbedded in rock at the top of a two hundred-foot cliff and adjoining a four-story home. Extending down from the top of the house to a swimming pool located next to the ocean is a four hundred-foot water slide.

Before the first chapter ends, the house is attacked by an aircraft carrying a bomb as a threat for extortion. Air force fighter jets arrive and handle the problem.

Further action scenes include the fracture of the Greenland ice cap causing Noah Well and his brother, Ivan, to be exposed to a death defying situation.

Other scenes include numerous earthquakes and tsunamis either experienced actually or viewed on computer monitors as actual or simulated events.

Locations for the scenes include Italy, Japan, Greenland, and Southern California.

The timing for the story is the turn of the century when many catastrophic events have been predicted. Christmas of December 25, 1999 is followed by New Year's Eve to welcome in January 1, 2000. The reader experiences both events with the fun loving functional family in the novel.

Early in the 21st Century, Noah's earthquake control theory is tested. Like the biblical reference to Noah, those who had faith benefited. Those who did not, suffered the consequences.

About the Author

Calvin (Cal) Skinner obtained his formal education in writing from Indiana University where he graduated with a degree in business. After moving to California, he completed the Dramatica Pro course presented by Screenplay Systems, Inc. and is continuing his education by attending their writing workshops.

After passing the CPA exam in California, he served as financial officers for several companies. He is now limiting his practice to personal business and writing full time.

Noah's Ark, The Novel is his second novel. The first novel, The Cage, was accepted for publication by Northwest Publishing.

Cal and his wife, Pat, live in California near where their son and daughter reside.