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Graham Brown Books In Order

Publication Order of Danielle Laidlaw Books

Black Rain (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Sun (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Eden Prophecy (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of NUMA Files Books

Devil's Gate (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Storm (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zero Hour (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Ship (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pharaoh's Secret (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nighthawk (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Graham Brown is American novelist of thriller novels. Before his writing career, he served as a pilot and a lawyer and was also part of the team that founded a start up health care firm. Brown writing career has been majorly inspired by Michael Crichton and Stephen King. He began his writing career in 2010 when the first novel in Danielle Laidlaw was published.

Black Rain

Black Rain is the first novel in Hawker & Laidlaw series by Graham Brown. The book features Danielle Laidlaw an agent working National Research Institute (NRI), a CIA type organization. She is in Brazil with her mentor and partner Arnold Moore until when he is assigned to other business by their employer. At this point, she is left to run her operation on her own. Her mission is to find a mysterious power source that could ultimately change how we use energy. Danielle creates her crew which comprises of a former CIA helicopter pilot named Hawker who proves to be an indispensable member of her team. She also hires a professor, a linguist and an assistant for him and some body guards.

Soon, their mission leads them to the jungles of Amazon where they meet hostile natives who do not want the black plague in their home land and are determined to do anything even if it means killing to get rid of the plague.

The first book in this brilliant thriller series is an interesting read. The main character is Danielle Laidlaw who is being mentored by Arnold Moore working for the National Research Institute. The two are field agents tasked with investigating cutting edge projects and finding which technologies could be valuable to the United States.

The other characters include Pik Verhoven, a South African mercenary who is the head of private security. His path crossed with that of Hawker, the former CIA who was fired for his past activities. Michael McCarter is a senior professor of archaeology based in New York City. He has recently lost his wife to cancer and now wants to find a meaning in life once more. Then we have the linguist named William Devers capable of speaking several native languages, while Mark Polaski is responsible for communications technology. There is Susan Briggs, a student at McCarter’s University and Brazos who is one of the porters. These characters form the expedition team working hand in hand with Danielle in the Amazon jungle.

On the contrary, we have Stuart Gibbs, the director of the operation at the NRI who operates the place like a club. He passionately hates and does not trust Moore. Matt Blundin is one of the Gibbs’ Boys, and he is the chief of security and one of the best personnel in the business.

Chollokwan is the hostile Amazon tribe; Ualon is the Great Father, the Old One and the leader of the tribe, while Putock is the head of one of the bands of warriors. For the villains, we have Vogel, an impossible to fool mercenary. Other villains include Richard Kaufman, the founder and the CEO of Futrex System, Remo, a hired thief, and Norman Lang, Kaufman’s chief scientist.

Black Sun

Black Sun is the second on the list in Hawker and Laidlaw series. The story starts a couple of years after the Black Rain ended. It is almost the end of the year 2012, and the world seems obsessed with the Mayan calendar while Danielle and McCarter cannot stop to think about the stone they found in the jungle with some mysterious characteristic. McCarter believes that there are three other stones like the one they found which are hidden in the Mayans and together these stones will either protect the world from the end of the Mayan calendar or be the cause. The two alongside with Hawker once ahead set into the history of Mayans to save the world.

Black Sun will grab you from the first few pages of the story of the young Yuri; (the young boy a victim of Russian government scientific research) how he ends up lost to the Russian government and finds himself in the hands of a maniac. The novel quickly moves into action and intrigue after Danielle is kidnapped by the same person who holds Yuri captive. In a desperate move to free her, Arnold Moore, Danielle’s mentor defies a direct order from United States president and finds Hawker to rescue their friend Danielle. The wild adventure starts with a rescue, finding an old buddy, sea diving, an encounter with sharks, boat chases, plane crashes, romance and many other epic adventures.

The Eden Prophecy

The third series installment opens up at an excavation at a desert in Iran in 1979 during the height of Iranian revolution. Two archeologists discover a mysterious scroll which could be the key to immortality. However, even before the scroll can be examined the Iranian military storm the camp and the scroll is lost forever in the desert.

A fast forward to the modern day, inside the United Nations, Ambassador Claudia has just opened a letter that contains a virus which could mean an end to all humanity. Meet NRI agents Laidlaw and Hawker who are tasked with hunting down the people responsible for unleashing the virus to the United Nations and investigating the mystery related to the lost scroll.

Then in a France near a slum in Paris, a famous scientist is found dead. His last message before his death was a cry for help sent to his good old friend, the former agent Hawker. Like in the previous novels, Hawker teams up with the NRI agents to help find the killers and unravel the mysterious secret of the titular prophecy. From the Garden of Eden to the underground auction in Beirut, Hawker and Laidlaw must stop a dogmatic religion determined to unleash hell on earth and bring about a new Garden of Eden.

The third series installment is a captivating narrative. It is, of course, clear that the author Graham Brown did extensive research for this novel, on almost everything ranging from DNA sequencing to the ancient languages. The author skillfully integrates religion and science along with a good healthy dose of action adventure to create one intriguing narrative.

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