NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
The FBI doesn’t believe it. The Governor wants the problem to disappear. But agent Judy Maddox knows the threat is real: An extreme group of eco-terrorists has the means and the know-how to set off a massive earthquake of epic proportions. For California, time is running out.
 
Now Maddox is scrambling to hunt down a petty criminal turned cult leader turned homicidal mastermind. Because she knows that the dying has already begun. And things will only get worse when the earth violently shifts, bolts, and shakes down to its very core.
Praise for The Hammer of Eden

“Follett ratchets up the Richter scale of suspense.”USA Today
 
“Peerless pacing and character development . . . The Hammer of Eden will nail readers to their seats.”People (A Page-Turner of the Week)
 
“The thrills hit unnervingly close to home in Follett’s latest white-knuckler.”San Francisco Chronicle
 
“Riveting . . . taut plotting, tense action, skillful writing, and myriad unexpected twists make this one utterly unputdownable.”Booklist (starred review)

"A model of how a thriller ought to be written. Follett keeps it crisp and rachets up the tension. . . . Time speeds up as the danger escalates." —Los Angeles Times

"Follett does a first-class job of creating a fictional universe and then inviting the reader to live in it. His substantial research pays off as well, because he writes about the world of earthquakes with the same authority he displays when discussing the technical aspects of the FBI's inner workings." —Newark Star-Ledger

"Amazing . . . Hollywood could have some fun with The Hammer of Eden." —Orlando Sentinel