A novel indeed. But rooted in meticulous historical research.
A tale of the deadly 1900 Hurricane which hit Galveston, and caused the deaths of maybe up to 10,000 people.
A tale of meteorologist Isaac Cline; a good and honourable man who despite his integrity and heroism got it wrong.
A tale of American hubris and racism, as a result of which the embryonic U.S. Meteorologist Service censored the more accurate reports of the Hurricane's path from a Roman Catholic Priest/Meteorologist in Cuba.