Mysterious low-magnitude earthquakes strike San Francisco for days, while teacher Sam Walker faces quakes of his own in his marriage and career. Obsessed with the solar system, he doesn’t believe what mainstream scientists say about the origin of the sun and planets and stumbles upon his own theory of development.
But his wife is fed up with his books and papers everywhere and is secretly throwing them away. The school warns him to stop talking about his ideas, which makes him question what teaching really means. Sam and his one ally, his beautiful neighbor Lauren, are falling for each other in spite of everything. In three days, the earthquakes take a terrifying turn and the waves in San Francisco Bay roll in as black as midnight.
A novella that includes the short story “The Night Mason Disappeared.”