Press Release: Category 5

Category 5 Press Release
Paul Mark Tag
(831) 655-0800

If you think 2005’s hurricane season was worrisome…

MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA–A hurricane more powerful than 2005’s Katrina is bearing down on Washington, DC. But this time, the event is manmade. This crisis confronts Dr. Victor Mark Silverstein, the Navy’s preeminent meteorologist. A black man adopted as an infant by Jewish parents, he abhors the thought of confronting the mastermind, his college roommate whose actions a quarter-century earlier destroyed the life of Silverstein’s girlfriend. A frantic pursuit ensues, with Silverstein, his feisty female assistant, the CIA, and meteorologists in Bermuda, all racing to thwart an environmental disaster. Before the final confrontation, he and his companions must survive a terrifying flight through the eyewall of a hurricane. In the end, he confronts his nemesis and the Egyptian sponsor whose loyalty to his cause is matched only by Silverstein’s wits and genius.

Category 5 received the Editor’s Choice Award from iUniverse and was reviewed by Bob Walch in the author’s hometown newspaper in Monterey, California:

“Category 5 is a thriller that relies heavily on the author’s firsthand knowledge of meteorology and weather modification. The fast-paced thriller covers a lot of ground, from the Monterey Peninsula and the nation’s capital to Bermuda, the Suez Canal and Christmas Island. As a killer hurricane bears down on Washington, DC, the Naval Research Laboratory’s top meteorologist realizes this is just not a fluke of nature. The man-made storm has been masterminded by someone Dr. Victor Mark Silverstein knows all too well–his former college roommate. Category 5 is a whirlwind of a thriller that whisks the reader into the very eye of the storm. Thoroughly entertaining, you won’t be able to set the story aside until this storm blows over.”

Paul Mark Tag received BS, MS, and PhD degrees in the field of meteorology from Pennsylvania State University. He worked for the Naval Research Laboratory as a research scientist for over thirty years before leaving his job to write fiction fulltime. His debut novel takes advantage of his knowledge of meteorology and weather modification. The author lives with his wife, Becky, in Monterey, California.

Category 5
Author: Paul Mark Tag
ISBN: 0-595-34075-X/ (softcover)
0-595-67058-X (hardcover)
Publication Date: April 2005
Pages/Format: 306/Soft/Hardcover
Price: $28.95/$18.95
Publisher: iUniverse