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Black Rain by Graham Brown

February 9th, 2010 by Debbie's World of Books


Source: Won from LibraryThing’s Early Reviewer program

Availability: In stores January 26, 2010

Publisher: Dell

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars

Description from Covert government operative Danielle Laidlaw leads an expedition into the deepest reaches of the Amazon in search of a legendary Mayan city. Assisted by a renowned university professor and protected by a mercenary named Hawker, her team journeys into the tangled rain forest—unaware that they are replacements for a group that vanished weeks before, and that the treasure they are seeking is no mere artifact but a breakthrough discovery that could transform the world.

Shadowed by a ruthless billionaire, threatened by a violent indigenous tribe, and stalked by an unseen enemy that leaves battered corpses in its wake, the group desperately seeks the connection between the deadly reality of the Mayan legend, the nomadic tribe that haunts them, and the chilling secret buried beneath the ancient ruins.

I entered to win this one because I am a big fan of James Rollins’ and Matthew Reilly’s books and this sounded like it fell into a similar category.  I am so glad I won the chance to read this ahead of time.  It is definitely a go out and buy read.  It was full of action, mystery and it will keep you guessing up until the end.  Personally Danielle was not a favorite character and I couldn’t understand some of the admiration she receives but other characters like Hawker and the story line more than make up for this.   The origins of the unseen enemy and the ruins they are searching for was totally unexpected.  If you want a book that will keep you on your toes this is one to pick up.

Posted in 4 Star Books, Action, Books, Thriller/Suspense

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