The rock underfoot shuddered, and the faint light that became visible down below jolted crazily. The glider's nose caught the air and Phil felt the harness tighten around him. In a moment, the cliff was gone and all their weight hung on the thin, triangular wings. The glider dipped in an accelerating drive, and the brothers took hold of the control bar with their yells whistling past their ears. When Phil Baker has trouble with an invention he s building, Detective Mortimer arranges for him to meet a mysterious, brilliant inventor who may the solution. The only catch is that reclusive Sigurd lives in Iceland ... in hiding. Phil, grieving the loss of a friend, is more determined than ever to keep his family out of an adventure when they discover an organization with a machine that can trigger natural disasters, they know they've landed right in the middle of one. The organization leader says he wants to help the world, but with an old enemy at his right hand, his claim is hard to believe. If the Bakers foil the plan of one villain, could they end up furthering the plans of a worse one? How does Sigurd know so much about both of them? With the organization on the brink of unleashing destruction in a land of fiery volcanoes, and the future of the world at stake, the Bakers have to beat the countdown of Earthquake the 2nd and find out how much of the situation they understand ... and how much is still intrigue.
- 451 pages