by Linda Davies
ARK STORM is a very exciting, fast-paced, scientific techno-thriller. This book was written in the perfect style for the story. There are 154 short chapters. The point of view and location changes with each one. This adds to the quick, fast-changing, movie-like feel of the book. The science of the weather patterns and potential disastrous events feel right on, like it really could happen. The financial profit-making that occurs in the story seems very likely, and the terrorist angle rings true. So all the story elements feel authentic. The writing is crisp and fairly tight. And there are enough engaging characters to tie it all together. All of this works quite well, and makes for a very entertaining, if somewhat frightening book.
The only gripe I have, and it’s a minor one, is that the description of the ARk Storms (Atmospheric River Storms) are repeated a bit too many times, using the same phrases, but I guess that Ms. Davies really wants to hammer home the scientific basis of her book.
I really enjoyed this book. I am glad that I was able to host a giveaway of two copies of ARK STORM earlier this month. I hope that the winners will come back and comment on this review, so that I know what they thought of the book.
I give ARK STORM 4 1/2 Stars out of 5, and a Big Thumbs Up! I recommend it to anyone who likes a good science based techno-thriller.
I received this book for free from the publisher, Forge Books, in return for an honest review.
The Ark Storm is coming—a catastrophic weather event that will unleash massive floods and wreak more damage on California than the feared “Big One.” One man wants to profit from it. Another wants to harness it to wage jihad on American soil. One woman stands in their way: Dr. Gwen Boudain, a brave and brilliant meteorologist.
When Boudain notices that her climate readings are off the charts, she turns to Gabriel Messenger for research funding. Messenger’s company is working on a program that ionizes water molecules to bring rain on command. Meanwhile, Wall Street suits notice that someone is placing six-month bets on the prospect of an utter apocalypse and begin to investigate. Standing in the shadows is journalist Dan Jacobsen, a former Navy SEAL. War hardened, cynical, and handsome, Jacobsen is a man with his own hidden agenda.
Linda Davies’s Ark Storm brings together the worlds of finance, scientific innovation, and terrorism in a fast-paced thrill ride that will leave readers gasping.
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Forge Books; First Edition edition (August 19, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.4 x 1.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
About the Author
LINDA DAVIES is a graduate in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Oxford University, and worked for seven years an as investment banker before escaping to write novels. Davies’s first novel, Nest of Vipers, has been published in more than thirty countries, selling over two million copies. She is also a winner of the Philip Geddes Prize for journalism. Davies is married with three children. She lives by the sea in Suffolk.
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