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Storm Cycle

Storm Cycle

Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen

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Rachel Kirby is a computer genius whose personal life is falling apart. While her beloved younger sister is dying of a rare illness, Rachel is running out of time to connect the intricate pieces of a technological puzzle that will keep her alive. When a call comes from thousands of miles away, she is shocked to learn that a mysterious man named John Tavak has unearthed a stunningly important secret in an Egyptian tomb. It's a discovery that humankind has been seeking for centuries—one that may save the life of Rachel's sister and many thousands more.

But a powerful enemy is also in white-hot pursuit. Desperate to protect Tavak's find, Rachel adds her own cutting-edge expertise to his, joining forces—across three continents—to bring to light an ancient civilization's amazing legacy. As their lethal adversary draws closer, Rachel and Tavak will face murder and deceit at every turn as they race to unravel a 4,500-year-old secret…before it is lost to the ages.With Johansen and Johansen's fast-paced action, charismatic characters, and impeccable research, Storm Cycle will carry you away.

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CHAPTER ONE
ARDMORE UNIVERSITY
HOUSTON, TEXAS
The trees on the hill should be a perfect cover, Pelham thought.
He moved quickly up the incline from the side of the road, where he'd hidden his car. The sun was low in the sky. He didn't...

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Praise for Storm Cycle

“Fast-paced romantic thriller.” —Publishers Weekly

“Enough action and intrigue ... for two books.” —The Mystery Reader

“Action-packed ... a fun adventure tale.” —Genre Go Round Reviews

“Bestseller Johansen and her Edgar-winning son, Roy, collaborate on their first thriller with entertaining results.” —Publishers Weekly on Silent Thunder

“Gripping.” —Booklist on Silent Thunder

“[In Silent Thunder]…you'll be rewarded with a bumpy roller-coaster ride as you try to separate the good guys from the bad.” —Rocky Mountain News

“Talent obviously runs in the Johansen family…The duo has no difficulty weaving in fascinating technical details with the explosive action of this nonstop stunner.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews on Silent Thunder

Silent Thunder [is] another grab-you-by-the-throat dash that pulled me along on a frantic chase for a deadly puzzle piece.” —BlogCritics magazine

“…a smart and exciting thriller…” —Ellenville Journal on Silent Thunder

“…an action-packed book about the search for a hidden treasure.” —Treasure Coast Newspaper on Silent Thunder

“Ms. Johansen and Mr. Johansen have put together a captivating tale of thrilling suspense…It was a real edge of your seat page turner.” —Night Owl Romance on Silent Thunder

“Silent Thunder is an intelligent and riveting espionage thriller, peopled with mysterious characters, and a first-class narrative.” —ReadertoReader.com

“Silent Thunder is very much a suspense-filled, exciting thriller…” —Romance Reviews Today

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Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen

Iris Johansen is the New York Times bestselling author of the Eve Duncan series of thrillers, including Chasing the Night, Blood Game, Eve, and Eight Days to Live. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia.

Roy Johansen is an Edgar award-winning author and the son of Iris Johansen. He has written many well-received mysteries, including Silent Thunder, Deadly Visions, Beyond Belief, and The Answer Man.

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