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Graham Brown

A huge fan of Clive Cussler, Michael Crichton, Stephen King and television shows like The X-Files and Lost, Graham Brown’s first novel Black Rain debuted in January 2010. Since then he’s written two other books in the Hawker/Laidlaw series: Black Sun and The Eden Prophecy, and also co-writes the NUMA FILES series with Clive Cussler.

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Black Rain: A novel’s worth of Indiana Jones opening scenes

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Black Rain by Graham Brown

Black Rain is terrific summer reading fodder that fits squarely in the realm of the lighter-weight Dan Brown-esque genre of tech-thrillers. Other leaders of this genre include James Rollins and Jeremy Robinson, whose stories are a bit formulaic and their characterizations often thinly built.

Graham Brown, however, brings new energy. His core plot involves the Mayan creation myth called "Popul Vuh." After having discovered several crystals that suggest the existence of a tremendous new energy source, a semi-secret non-governmental organization goes to Brazil to find their source.

Brown picks apart certain stories from "Popul Vuh" and develops historic explanations for their origins as his team of ex-military and researchers uncover clue after clue surrounding the origin of the crystals. Black Rain... Read More