What would happen to the people of the Pacific Northwest if Mount Rainier in Washington State were to erupt today? In the second installment of Books in Heinessight author Matthew Heines discusses his book the Rainier Paradigm. In the broadcast Matthew Heines compares the reality of life in the Northwest with the supposedly fiction of his hot selling book. Discussing the geology and geography of Seattle as well as the social and demographic realities of an overcrowded Pacific Northwest is a recipe for disaster. But the Rainier Paradigm is not only a great disaster novel, it is also amusing and offers great insights into the life and culture of the Pacific Northwest.