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Black Sun: A Thriller Mass Market Paperback – August 31, 2010
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—Steve Berry, author of The Paris Vendetta, on Black Rain
“A terrific read . . . smart, intelligent, and poised to shake up the whole thriller community. I loved it.”—Linwood Barclay, author of Never Look Away
“Armchair travel for the adrenaline set . . . Brown infuses nonstop action with spiritual, scientific, and ideological elements without ever pausing for breath.”
—Sophie Littlefield, author of A Bad Day for Sorry
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So, Black Rain had a complete arc and came to a satisfying conclusion, but it was fairly obvious that the story would continue. In fact, it picks up two years later in Black Sun. Four of the surviving characters from Black Rain are back, and eventually they are united in a quest that involves the Mayan prophesy regarding December 21, 2012 and the fate of the world. Sigh.
Oh, sorry, did I sigh aloud? Just what we need, yet another 2012 thriller. (Do these things expire once that date passes?) Anyway, suffice it to say, despite the goodwill Mr. Brown had banked with his debut, I wasn't too enthused about the concept. I'll say this for him--he actually went somewhere quite interesting and different with it.
In Black Rain, I was delighted with Brown's use of exotic locations, ancient puzzles, and cutting-edge science. All of the above are back, and this time he adds a whole lot of sharks to the mix! (Oh, Mr. Brown, I think I love you.) Add sharks to any thriller and that's a winning recipe right there. As it happens, I'm kind of an expert on all things shark- and dive-related, and Brown does a reasonably good job with the material. Just when I'd think I was going to catch him writing something completely implausible, he'd add a little something or explain something that fixed it.Read more ›
In this story, a strange, glowing, oval shaped stone has been unearthed in an ancient Mayan ruin and it is admitting electro-magnetic pulse signals on a regular basis that scientists realize is a count down to Dec. 21, 2012. The action in this film involves the finders of this first strange stone searching, racing to locate three other similar stones before the count down reaches zero and the legends and predictions of the ancient Mayan legends come to pass.
The Russians, Chinese and a Chinese Billionaire who thinks the stones will give him eternal life are also looking for the glowing stones. Naturally, things get pretty dicey and interesting. There are some rather fascinating, maybe even original scientific theories included in this tome, but they are explained in such a way as to not lose the reader.
The book includes the usual assumptions that various departments of all governments are competing with each other for more power. In this book it is the CIA verses the even more secret NRI--National Research Institute "a strange hybrid of an organization, often considered a science-based version of the CIA." The NRI has discovered and kept secret the discovery of the powerful ancient stone with strange powers. The President is aware of the mysterious discovery, but not the CIA. The CIA suspects that they are out of the loop and don't like it one bit.Read more ›
As we approach 2012 (and maybe pass it, depending on when you read this review) there have been numerous stories about the end of our planet. In some ways, "BLack Sun" falls right in line with them, however the story is able to create a fresh science-fiction take on the meaning of the calendar. While it does require to suspend belief in a few scientific concepts, for the most part, Black Sun" works.
Graham Brown writes the store with a brisk style and is able to deliver believable characters. "Black Sun" is a fun ride, and while it does require you to suspend belief at times, it is a worth a look. It is clean cut and if it was made into a movie it would be rated "PG" and while this may not be the perfect story for your Thursday night book club, but for a weekend at the beach it will certainly help you pass a few hours in the sun.
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Great book. Loved the characters. Also read Black Rain first and am now reading The Eden Prophecy. Read them in order.Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
Story went well, really kept my interest, book arrived undamaged in good shape.Published 4 months ago by trixieacs
Loved the story as characters so much I read both books in this series in one week. I hope to see more adventures for Hawker and Danielle.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Well written and holds your interest. Not quite a can't put it down type of book but well paced and a good story line. Ready to read the next book.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
I really enjoy books that delve into areas that are science fiction but plausible. This series is a good example.Published 11 months ago by Randy C. Mccleskey
This is an interesting story line, but a little hard to wade through. There is definitely a lot of action and interaction among the characters and also a few surprises. Read morePublished on June 10, 2014 by A. B. Perchorowicz
This is the first time reading a book by this author. I was very pleased with it & have bought the next one to read soon.Published on September 18, 2013 by Griffith
For anyone who enjoys action and adventure Graham Brown is an up and coming master at his art. You can tell he has learned a lot from working with Clive Cussler.Published on August 5, 2013 by Amazon Customer