17 minutes and 40 seconds was enough time to avert the disaster at the nuclear plant. But the control room supervisor hesitated to do what he felt was right, then had to watch in horror as the control rods locked in place before they were inserted, rendering them useless. The power surged, resulting in a series of explosions of unimaginable power and destruction, with temperatures half as hot as surface of the sun, igniting the nuclear fuel, causing it to burn uncontrollably, melting itself and everything around it, then flowing out of the core like lava.
From his cabin on the Gunflint Trail in Minnesota, to the bizarre and frightening forest surrounding the devastated remains of the nuclear plant in Ukraine, this exhilarating thriller, layered with rich detail, takes Landon Finn on a race halfway around the world, and lays bare what really happened at Chernobyl, in an intricate story that is as entertaining as it is compelling. From the opening pages to the unpredictable conclusion, the Elephant's Foot is a story rich with action, intrigue, second chances, and redemption.