Dodge uses the Shadow Key to terrorize the kids into giving him the Well Key and Omega Key. It doesn't work. Kinsey still knows no fear and almost drowns because of it.
A team of feisty late-21st century researchers live off the grid in the American heartland studying the plethora of tornadoes that have plagued the country for several decades, and preparing for the possibility of a theoretical F6 tornado.
An odd book. Doesn't really follow the traditional 3-act structure. It just kind of wanders toward the climax while exploring a world changed forever by global warming. I quite enjoyed it.
I was a bit disappointed; this story had a lot of unrealized potential. It wasn't bad but it was pretty shallow and fluffy. The historical flashbacks are kind of graceless, feeling oddly out of place. Not a good book.
It takes a really interesting look at our civilization, technology, and language through outside-eyes. Smith has built an excellent world that just feels right. Real. Reminds me of the first Jean Auel "Cave Bear" novel, but with a lot less tedious exposition.