Cloudburst

Cloudburst

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by Ryne Douglas Pearson
     
 

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Praise for Ryne Douglas Pearson's novels...

"A must... A gripping blend of techno-thriller and detective story... The suspense runs at a high pitch" Publishers Weekly for 'Cloudburst'

"Mind-boggling... A hyperreal whiz-bang novel by a gifted high-tech specialist" Kirkus Reviews for 'Cloudburst'

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Praise for Ryne Douglas Pearson's novels...

"A must... A gripping blend of techno-thriller and detective story... The suspense runs at a high pitch" Publishers Weekly for 'Cloudburst'

"Mind-boggling... A hyperreal whiz-bang novel by a gifted high-tech specialist" Kirkus Reviews for 'Cloudburst'

"Suspenseful and filled with precise descriptions of weaponry; will appeal to Tom Clancy's readers" Booklist for 'October's Ghost'

"Pearson delivers another riveting technothriller... Highly recommended" Library Journal for 'October's Ghost'

"...chillingly prescient..down-to-the-wire suspense" Publishers Weekly for 'Capitol Punishment'

"Action-packed and fast-paced... Keeps the reader flipping pages frantically" Library Journal for 'Simple Simon'

"Excellent entertainment from first page to last" Booklist for 'Simple Simon'

"Aerodynamic prose and superb pacing... A one-sitting book that will make the hours fly by" Publishers Weekly for 'Simple Simon'

"An interesting twist on the serial-killer thriller" Publishers Weekly for 'Top Ten'


From its pulse-pounding opening to its action-packed climax, Cloudburst grabs you and will not let go. Ranging from the violent assassination of the President on the streets of Los Angeles to covert action against terrorist havens in North Africa, from the halls of power in Washington to a highjacked airliner racing toward the heart of the United States, Cloudburst takes the reader on a riveting journey as FBI agents and elite counter-terrorist units fight a desperate battle to save millions of innocents, and to bring those responsible to justice.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A gripping blend of techno-thriller and detective story, Pearson's first novel is set in an all-too-convincing near future. The American President is assassinated in L.A. by a terrorist suicide squad. Shortly thereafter, an American 747 is hijacked to Libya, and when it sets off on its return flight home, it is carrying a deadly device, the second step in a plot by Libyan leader Muammar Khadafy, who plans to destroy Washington, D.C., in a nuclear holocaust. As Pearson's carefully structured plot unfolds, the FBI hunts down the terrorists' supporters while Delta Force moves to recapture the plane. Only the cooperation of Fidel Castro can save the aircraft and its passengers. FBI agent Art Jefferson, Delta Force captain Sean Graber, pilot Bart Hendrickson and other players are effectively characterized in economical prose. The suspense runs at a high pitch right up to the tense confrontation between Delta Force and the terrorists--at 20,000 feet over the Atlantic, with no room for error or hesitation. Genre fans will find this a must for midsummer reading. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688122461
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/1993
Series:
Art Jefferson and Frankie Aguirre Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
347

Meet the Author

Ryne Douglas Pearson is an accomplished novelist and screenwriter. He is the author of several novels, including Cloudburst, October's Ghost, Capitol Punishment, Simple Simon, Top Ten, The Donzerly Light, All For One, and Confessions. He is also the author of the short story collection, Dark and Darker. His novel Simple Simon was made into the film Mercury Rising. As a screenwriter he has worked on numerous movies. The film Knowing, based on his original script, was released in 2009 and opened #1 at the box office. Receiving Four Stars from Roger Ebert, who branded it 'among the best science-fiction films I've seen', it went on to earn more than $180 million worldwide. He has also done uncredited work on films such as the remakes of The Day The Earth Stood Still and The Eye.

Despite the often 'dark' nature of his novels and films, Pearson has been noted to have a 'sweet, disarming quality' by Entertainment Weekly-an accusation he has been unable to shake. When not writing he is usually thinking about writing, or touting the wonders of bacon in online conversations. He is addicted to diet soda and the sound of his children laughing. A west coast native, he lives in California with his wife, children, a Doberman Shepherd and a Beagle Vizsla

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