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  • Author:
    Graham Brown
  • ISBN:
    0553592424
  • ISBN13:
    978-0553592429
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    Bantam; First Edition edition (August 31, 2010)
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    Action & Adventure
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Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Graham Brown writes the store with a brisk style and is able to deliver believable characters

Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). 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.

Graham Brown's first book, "Black Rain", was a fast-moving, edge-of-your-seat, sci-fi/thriller which I greatly enjoyed. Black Sun" continues the same basic storyline, with the main characters all returning to look for more mysterious energy stones from the future

Graham Brown's first book, "Black Rain", was a fast-moving, edge-of-your-seat, sci-fi/thriller which I greatly enjoyed. Black Sun" continues the same basic storyline, with the main characters all returning to look for more mysterious energy stones from the future. This time, they are racing the clock because it appears the stones are tied to the Mayan "end of the world" prophecy for December 2012.

Graham Brown is the author of Black Rain and Black Sun. A pilot and an attorney, he lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

In stock on April 18, 2018. Graham Brown is the author of Black Rain and Black Sun. Series: Hawker & Laidlaw (Book 3). Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages.

Black Sun is a thriller with a short time clock relentlessly ticking. Laidlaw has to find the stones and decide whether to destroy them or bring them together. They’re spread all over the world in remote places, none of them easy to get at. Plus, her team is not the only one trying to find them and others will kill to get them. On her team are Professor Michael McCarter, a university scholar, and Hawker, a former CIA agent turned mercenary.

Black Sun (Hawker & Laidlaw by Graham Brown. From Graham Brown, co-author of the New York Times bestselling thriller Devil’s Gate with Clive Cussler, comes Black Sun. And somewhere, there are three more just like it. What power will be unleashed if all four stones come together? Who created them - and who has them now?

From Graham Brown, co-author of the New York Times bestselling thriller Devil’s Gate with Clive Cussler, comes Black Sun.

From Graham Brown, co-author of the New York Times bestselling thriller Devil’s Gate with Clive Cussler, comes Black Sun. And somewhere, there are three more just like i. hat power will be unleashed if all four stones come together? Who created them-and who has them now? Using a cryptic Mayan map and a prophecy that points to the end of the world, Danielle and her.

Authors: Brown, Graham. One way or another, Hawker doubted they’d be around after that.

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Written by Graham Brown, Audiobook narrated by Jeffrey Kafer. Hawker & Laidlaw Series, Book 2. By: Graham Brown. Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer. Series: Hawker & Laidlaw Series, Book 2. Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins.

A terrifying prophecy. The last race against time"-Cover. A Bantam Books mass market original"-Title page verso.

Black Rain and Black Sun 2-Book Bundle. Graham Brown, co-author of the thriller Devil's Gate with Clive Cussler, takes readers to the furthest edges of civilization with his signature blend of ancient legend and modern suspense.

From Graham Brown, co-author of the New York Times bestselling thriller Devil’s Gate with Clive Cussler, comes Black Sun . . .In the heart of the Amazon, NRI operative Danielle Laidlaw makes an incredible discovery: a translucent Mayan stone generating massive waves of energy while counting down toward the infamous apocalyptic date: December 21, 2012. And somewhere, there are three more just like it.What power will be unleashed if all four stones come together? Who created them—and who has them now? Using a cryptic Mayan map and a prophecy that points to the end of the world, Danielle and her team race toward answers. But one staggering question remains: Were these artifacts meant to save us—or to destroy us once and for all?

Buridora
I wish I realized Black Sun was the sequel to Black Sun: A Thriller because I would have loved to read the first installment prior to starting Black Sun. While it is not required to read Black Rain first it may have been helpful. As a stand-alone novel, Black Sun is a fast moving, end-of-the-world Mayan suspense story. Well sorta.

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.

4 Stars
Agagamand
Overall, it's an entertaining book. The author manages to pull some fantastical elements (time travel and future stones) into a fairly believable story by not obsessing over them.

The only character I don't really like is the chinese business man, as he was a little too much of a caricature.

The other characters are interesting and have good back stories, such as a former intelligence operator who is realistically burned by the U.S. government.

I liked the references the author included at the end to show where he pulled the legends from.
Anayaron
Graham Brown's first book, "Black Rain", was a fast-moving, edge-of-your-seat, sci-fi/thriller which I greatly enjoyed. "Black Sun" continues the same basic storyline, with the main characters all returning to look for more mysterious energy stones from the future. This time, they are racing the clock because it appears the stones are tied to the Mayan "end of the world" prophecy for December 2012.

There are some good chapters in this book, when the action is at a local level and our heroes are out doing what they do best. Things fall apart though when the author moves up to national and international politics. You have things like the head of NRI sending a contract worker out to kill a foreign national, and the President authorizing the head of the CIA to kill the head of the NRI. Suspending disbelief is one thing, overlooking abject silliness is another.

Hard science continues to be a weak point for Brown. This time, we have gaffes like GPS satellites in geosynchronous orbit over the Arctic Circle (geosynchronous orbits are always over the equator). It really ruins your mood when you're immersed deep into a suspenseful tale, only to stumble over that sort of blunder. The author should have done his research, and Bantam needs to have somebody on staff to catch things like that before they publish their books.

Don't even think of reading this until you've read "Black Rain", the backstory isn't explained all that well. I hope Brown's next book will be better, but if he tries to run these characters again, I'll take a pass. They started out saving themselves, now they've saved the world, so next time they'll have to save the solar system at the very least. If Brown goes back to crafting a tight adventure on a smaller scale, then I'll be happy to open my wallet and order a copy.
Nagis
I read Black Rain and thought it couldn't be possible for a sequel to be as good as his first novel, but I was wrong! Black Sun is even BETTER than Black Rain. Action packed, strong and believable characters, storyline moves at a quick pace and totally believable. Who could ask for more? Well, when is Mr. Graham's next book coming out??

I highly recommend this book and Black Rain to anyone who likes action packed reading. Need more books, Mr. Graham!! I am definitely a fan of yours!
Togor
It helps to have read the prequel, BLACK RAIN, but that is not critical. Nor am I sure that either book is worth your time. Though I had complaints about BLACK RAIN, the National Research Institute was an interesting fictional department of American government, and enough of the story was left dangling that I decided to read the sequel. (That it was on my shelf already paid for may have made my decision easier.)

BLACK RAIN's four main characters return in BLACK SUN: NRI director Arnold Moore, the action-spy heroine Danielle, archaeology professor McCarter, and the tough, but chivalrous mercenary Hawker. With the safety of civilization at stake, they seek three energy stones that compliment the first stone they found in BLACK RAIN. Two other parties compete with them, violently: a mentally disturbed Chinese billionaire and Russians looking for a young boy, Yuri, who has a special sensitivity to the stones.

Graham Brown's prose is for the masses: modern, streamlined, shorn of burdensome background detail. His glaring fault is his inclusion of action just for the sake of action, a reflection of his concern that his book will not sell unless it has lots of action. Compounding this, the heroes are repeatedly saved at the last second. That more than anything makes the story unconvincing.

Indeed BLACK SUN is a product off the publishing industry's assembly line. Rather than an inspired story, the book is pieced together with elements that the author feels are necessary to make a salable product. Banished CIA agent who is actually a good guy? Got it. Sexy gal who is tough with weapons and martial arts? Check. Devoted departmental director who is hounded by dumb superiors? Yes. College professor who teases you with a flavor of science? Present and accounted for.

BLACK SUN is a package of triteness, and since the main theme that was started in the prequel is brought to a conclusion here, I have no desire to read the third book (THE EDEN PROPHECY).