|Genre||Thriller, Science fiction|
|Publication date||5 January 2010|
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
Impact, a novel by Douglas Preston, was published on January 5, 2010.
Wyman Ford returns to investigate a mysterious source of gemstones and instead uncovers evidence of an unusual impact crater. Weaving seemingly separate stories of Wyman Ford's engagement by the government to investigate a meteorite's crater in Cambodia, a Mars Mission scientist's investigation into unusual gamma ray activity on that planet, and a waitress's adventurous trek into the Maine offshore islands to locate a meteor strike that others assumed hit the ocean, the author resolves the fast-moving plots steadily throughout the book, focusing the separate paths to a single conclusion that impacts the future of the entire planet.
The book was reviewed on All Things Considered in February 2010.