Two long-ago lovers, together again, discover a final gesture to their volatile affair during an earthquake in the Great Salt Lake which sends a tsunami coursing over the city. Sensing the first shocks hurling them into each others arms in a wide embrace of eternity, they stumble and race towards a certitude neither has fully expected, or wished. Tragedy has re-united them across a forty-year span, from seventeen to fifty-seven, and in a few months their journey has shown them passion and heartache; betrayal and calamities, and the clash of powerful adversaries. Is the earthquake a Divine reckoning or merely the long-awaited, fugitive upheaval of the Wasatch Front?
A satisfying ending is promised to readers of “Falcons and Seagulls, a Utah Tale”—all characters find their good deeds and mis-deeds answered with proper accounting for abusive power and compassionate atonement—a book which one reviewer has called “…a winding, intelligent thriller.” Join me in its pages. —David Taylor Johannesen