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Los Angeles Faults

January 17, 1988

Your terrifyingly realistic account of a disastrous (though fictitious) Southern California earthquake recalls "The Great Los Angeles Blizzard," by Thom Racina, a novel published some 12 years ago, which deftly explored the ramifications of a massive snowstorm that buries the City of the Angels. Early in the narrative the mayor appears on television to assure apprehensive citizens that the City has everything under control and that our snowplows would soon clear the streets, whereupon one veteran reporter turns to another demanding, "Where the hell is he getting those snowplows?"

Here's hoping that both you and Racina prove poor prognosticators!

MARVIN H. LEAF

Rancho Mirage

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