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A Disaster Thriller

Published: November, 2020

Formats: eBook, Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, Audio, Audible, Jacketed Hardcover, Paperback



Amazon #1 Best Seller Disaster Fiction

Amazon #1 Best Seller Natural Disasters

Amazon #1 Best Seller Hard Science Fiction

Amazon Rating: 4.8 / 5



In the not too distant past, along the Mississippi River,

North America tried to tear itself in half.

It failed. It won't the second time.

New Madrid.


Two hundred years ago, several faults within the New Madrid seismic zone along the Mississippi River ruptured triggering some of the largest earthquakes in American history. The three massive quakes ripped open America's Heartland, shaking residents as far away as New York City and Washington, DC while ringing church bells in Boston and Charleston, South Carolina.


International Best Selling Author, Bobby Akart's standalone novel, New Madrid, is based on actual events. 200 years after the historic quake sequence of 1811-12, it's reawakened.

The New Madrid fault zone, six times larger than the San Andreas in California, has generated a series of massive earthquakes thrusting the Atwood and Chandler families in a fight to survive. 


Attorney Jack Atwood and his brother-in-law Tony Chandler are winding up their year-end tax planning presentation atop The Met, a skyscraper in St. Louis, before returning to Memphis for their family's Christmas celebration. Jill Atwood, her daughter Emily and teenage son Tate, are in a downtown Memphis performing arts theater attending the dress rehearsal for Emily's Christmas pageant. Beth Chandler, 28 weeks pregnant, together with her 3-year old autistic son, are traveling from Louisiana to join the rest of the family in Memphis.


Will they arrive for Christmas? Will they arrive at all? Their lives are about to change forever.



“The destruction becomes real but at its heart, the novel is a testament to hope, love and the undying promise of the human soul.”


"I don't think I have ever read a story so engrossing. Non stop action. Could not put this book down. Character development was amazing.”


“This book is a non stop thrill ride. The characters are vivid and the disaster and action described in details that make as if the reader is there.”

“I chuckled, I smiled, I cried, and I was shocked. Bobby Akart's novel moved me in many ways.”


“His story of family members separated during the event, living through a nightmare, and then trying to reunite was unputdownable!”


“Bobby Akart combines a tightly wound plot including heart wrenching details, with deeply accurate scientific research.”

“From page one, I resisted putting this book down. The story was moved along at stunning speed and the characters were greatly developed. The spectacle of such a horrific natural disaster was expertly delivered.”

"If you're a fan of Akart, you will love this novel. If you've never heard of Akart, prepare for the best possible introduction to his work."


"Edge of your seat thriller!"


"Just finished reading this and wow, just wow. I could not put it down."

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