Thursday, 4 September 2014

Ark Storm - Linda Davies

Ark Storm
By Linda Davies
Reviewed by Jeff
Published: August 19th 2014
Publisher: Forge Books
Pages: 448
ISBN: 0765336731

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. (Goodreads)
 First off, thank you Tor for sending me a copy to review! Although this genre of novel is a bit out of my wheelhouse, change is always welcomed. While I was reading this I kept reminiscing about the film "day after tomorrow" which has somewhat similar weather related phenomena in it. I am a sucker for big event apocalyptic weather and this book did not disappoint. Weaponized weather devices and the like have seemingly come into more and more novels and films, and I thought Davies used the concept to full potential. As I have mentioned in previous reviews, romance aspects of novels always turn me a bit southward but I can move past that when a book is as good as this! I like an action packed, fast paced thriller any day of the week. Enjoyed the writing style and pace, and looking forward to diving into some more works from Davies! Worth checking out! 

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