The people of Los Angeles have always been famous for their obliviousness but little did they know how close they were to oblivion. In a mere three weeks, the swaying palms and studded stucco of Southern California would be reduced to burning embers and rusty rubble. "The Big One" had always been a distant worry but the immediate reality was what only a select few knew. They knew when and where the end would come and they weren't about to do a thing about it. As the millions went on with their day-to-day lives, one man did find out. Ex FBI agent Ted Kowalcyzk was the only one to expose the cover-up. But with a secret that could make ordinary men tremble and shake in their boots, Ted found himself on the run. Shocked by his government's lies and hunted by their assassins at every turn, Ted knew time was running out. But he had one last chance to save everyone from...The Big One.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.