premiere party for the world's tallest skyscraper catches fire
due to poor wiring. A determined fire chief and an honorable architect
fight the fire from the outside and the inside respectively. Meanwhile,
the fire engulfs floor by floor of the skyscraper, while the owner of the
building struggles to find safety for the trapped party.
the captain and executive officer of the submarine Alaska and a
psychiatrist sent to observe the reactions of the crew, know that they
have been deliberately programmed to believe that they must fire the final
missiles in a nuclear war the Russians have begun.
sometime in the immediate future, this novel depicts an America
whose airlines are paralyzed by terrorism and oil scarcities. Hence the
urgency to complete the underground bullet train linking New York and Chicago
which is forced to proceed on schedule at the expense of safety. at the
same time a crazed worker is bent on sabotaging the project.