Celebrated NBC weatherman and author Roker follows his highly praised The Storm of the Century (2015) with an equally riveting account of the Johnstown Flood ... Roker turns in another informative, solidly written weather-related page-turner sure to please his fans.
Al Roker, co-host and weather anchor of NBC’s Today, vividly re-creates the tragedy of the Johnstown Flood ... By supplying plenty of detail, Roker brings the reader so deeply into the moment (it took about 10 seconds for most of Johnstown to be utterly destroyed) that you can almost hear the water’s roar and feel the thundering crashes ... Roker makes it clear that this disaster was created by humans.
...we can all agree that a disaster book that opens with the description of an adorable little girl has plenty of dread in store for readers ... Roker did his research as far as uncovering who these people were. He tells us their stories, good and bad. Parts of Ruthless Tide read like a thriller and will have you turning the pages with a pounding heart. Other sections will send you into a rage against the ultra-rich.