Ear to the Ground

Author Ulin, David L.
Year 2016
First published 2016
Publisher Los Angeles: The Unnamed Press
Number of pages 196
ISBN 9781939419736
Keywords literary or mainstream, scientist main character, USA or Canada


Seismologist Charlie Richter, grandson of the inventor of the Richter scale, knows earthquakes, and has a method for predicting them. Arriving in Los Angeles to begin work at the Center for Earthquake Studies, a mysterious agency that seems more Hollywood than science, Charlie settles into his new life. His only distraction from work is Grace, an assistant to a powerful producer, and her deadbeat scriptwriter boyfriend Ian.