The Sure Thing by Melissa Hartman Book Resume:
"Dr. Christine Kennedy, research scientist in the highly inexact science of earthquake prediction at EvoFirst research lab, has scored a triumph: a correct forecast of a Southern California earthquake. Dory Moraga, the Emmy-winning TV reporter assigned to cover the quake's aftermath interviews Chris... And so begins what seems an idyllic relationship between two gifted, successful, high-powered women. But Dory walks out. Devastated, Chris finds a measure of consolation in the arms of research assistant Evvie...And Dory finds all the peril she could ever dream of. In South Central Los Angeles. When the verdict is announced in the trial of Rodney King. Melissa Hartman's fine debut novel brings to life the dangerous beauty of Los Angeles, the stresses on its dynamic, diverse population--and in the very foundation of America's fragile city of dreams. The Sure Thing is a romantic novel about love and risk, a prophetic novel of today's headlines." -- Publisher's description.