Camille

Camille

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by Jim Fraiser
     
 

Three years ago, hurricane hunter Air Force Reserve pilot Drew Stone sounded a false alarm on Hurricane Betsy, so in August of 1969, few believed him when he radioed in from the eye of Hurricane Camille that she was the storm of the century-a category five monster packing two-hundred-plus-mile-per-hour winds, surrounded by dozens of ravaging tornadoes, and driving

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Three years ago, hurricane hunter Air Force Reserve pilot Drew Stone sounded a false alarm on Hurricane Betsy, so in August of 1969, few believed him when he radioed in from the eye of Hurricane Camille that she was the storm of the century-a category five monster packing two-hundred-plus-mile-per-hour winds, surrounded by dozens of ravaging tornadoes, and driving two thirty-five-foot-tall tidal waves before her, directly toward an unsuspecting Mississippi coast. Gambling on misleading media reports that Camille was headed toward New Orleans or Galveston, owners of beachfront antebellum mansions, revelers at an ill-fated Pass Christian hurricane party, and hundreds of other coast residents make a fatal decision to ride out the storm. After limping back to his Biloxi base in a battered reconnaissance plane, Stone warns friends and neighbors of the pending disaster while en route to his home in Bay St. Louis to join his wife and young son, stranded at ground zero, directly in the path of the eye of Camille-the worst hurricane to strike the North American mainland in recorded history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413778496
Publisher:
Publish America
Publication date:
09/26/2005
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Camille 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hurricane Camille destroyed the Mississippi Coast in 1969, much like Katrina did this year. This novel tells the story, mingling fictional characters with the real coast residents who faced the category five monster hurricane with 200 mph winds, twenty-five foot tall tidal waves and numerous tornados. The plot concerns a hurricane hunter pilot who flies through the hurricane ( a real thrill ride if ever there was one) and radios back that its the storm of the century. Needless to say, no one believes him, and everybody rides out the storm. These include the infamous hurricane party revelers, the man and his 13 children in the beachside church, and the Gulfport architect in his 'hurricane proof' beach house. Suffice it to so, many of the main characters in this novel do not survive, and the writer keeps us guessing as to who will make it and who won't. The pilot and his family wind up in the eye of the storm in Bay St. Louis, as it passes over their tornado and flood-besieged home. Whew! Count me amoung the evacuees next time a hurricane comes my way! Great book.