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SHE'D DO ANYTHING TO SAVE HER SISTER'S LIFE. . . .

Rachel Kirby is a computer genius whose personal life is falling apart. Even as she stands on the brink of a stunning technological breakthrough, her beloved younger sister is plagued by a rare chronic illness that will eventually kill her, leaving Rachel ...
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SHE'D DO ANYTHING TO SAVE HER SISTER'S LIFE. . . .

Rachel Kirby is a computer genius whose personal life is falling apart. Even as she stands on the brink of a stunning technological breakthrough, her beloved younger sister is plagued by a rare chronic illness that will eventually kill her, leaving Rachel all alone.

SAVING HER SISTER's LIFE HAS PUT HER OWN IN GRAVE DANGER. . . .

But thousands of miles away archaeologist/adventurer John Tavak has made a priceless discovery in an Egyptian tomb. A discovery, Rachel realizes, that humankind has been seeking throughout history - a secret that may save her sister's life and many thousands more. But a powerful organization is also in white-hot pursuit, led by a man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

IF SHE COULD JUST GET HER HANDS ON THE CURE . . .

Against all odds, Rachel joins forces with the brilliant, enigmatic Tavak in an adventure that will take them across three continents, and it will take all of their wits, instincts, and cutting-edge technology to bring to light an ancient civilization's most amazing legacy. And together they must race to unravel the explosive 4,500-year-old secret before it is lost to the ages.

With Johansen and Johansen's trademark research, fast-paced action, and charismatic characters, Storm Cycle will blow you away. . . .
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Publishers Weekly

At the start of this fast-paced romantic thriller, the second from the bestselling mother and son Johansen team (Silent Thunder), Rachel Kirby, a computer whiz in Houston, Tex., is working hard to spur medical research on Krabbe's disease, a rare nervous-system disorder afflicting her sister, Allie. After Rachel narrowly survives a sniper's bullet, she receives an e-mail from John Tavak, a stranger who claims to be trapped in an Egyptian tomb, where he's met Peseshet, an ancient physician who may have a cure for Allie's ailment. The sisters set off on a globe-trotting adventure featuring gunfights, explosions and contrived romantic subplots. Rachel finds herself attracted to the enigmatic Tavak, while Allie starts falling for Hal Demanski, a spoiled billionaire who ends up aiding their efforts to get Peseshet's secrets before an evil pharmaceutical company does. Despite the lack of character development or surprising plot twists, action fans should be satisfied. (July)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615455317
  • Publisher: Findaway World
  • Publication date: 7/28/2009
  • Format: Other
  • Product dimensions: 4.60 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Iris Johansen
Iris Johansen is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Pandora's Daughter, Stalemate, Killer Dreams, On the Run, and many more. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia. Please visit irisjohansen.com.

Biography

After her two children left home for college, Iris Johansen decided to devote her new found free time to writing. Since she loved reading romance novels, she penned a love story, and found to her surprise that "I was just as voracious a writer as I was a reader." During the 1980s, her name was emblazoned on dozens of slender volumes featuring spirited adventuresses, passionate mystery men, and smoldering love scenes. These days, Johansen is one of a posse of former romance writers dominating the New York Times bestseller lists.

Early on in her career, Johansen developed the habit of following characters from book to book, sometimes introducing minor characters in one novel who then become major figures in another. She developed families, relationships, and even fictional countries in her romance novels, which "stretched the boundaries of the standard formulas," according to Barbara E. Kemp in Twentieth-Century Romance and Historical Writers. In 1991, Johansen broke out of category romance (a term for short books written to conform to the length, style and subject matter guidelines for a publisher's series) with The Wind Dancer, a romantic-suspense novel set in 16th-century Italy. She followed it with two sequels, Storm Winds and Reap the Wind, to form a trilogy, then wrote several more stand-alone romance novels before The Ugly Duckling was published in 1996.

The Ugly Duckling was her first book to be released in hardcover -- and the first to significantly broaden her readership beyond her romance fan base. Since then, Johansen's plots have gotten tighter and more suspense-driven; critics have praised her "flesh-and-blood characters, crackling dialogue and lean, suspenseful plotting" (Publishers Weekly). Some of her most popular books feature forensic sculptor Eve Duncan, who first appeared in The Face of Deception in 1998. But Johansen seems equally comfortable with male protagonists, and her books have crossed the gender division that often characterizes popular fiction. Indeed, Publishers Weekly called The Search "that rarity: a woman's novel for men."

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Johansen rewrote the ending of Reap the Wind for its reissue in 2002. "I couldn't resist tightening and changing the climax to correspond with my changed ideas on plot structure but the story is basically the same," she explained in a Q&A on her publisher's web site.

Many of her early novels were written for the Loveswept series from Bantam Books; bestselling authors Sandra Brown and Kay Hooper also wrote for the series.

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  • Posted July 27, 2010

    Almost...

    You offer this as a hardback for 3.99 online, but 7.99 in e-book format... Looks like my Nook will have to wait till the price is right...

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2009

    Great read-I really like Iris Johansen and when you add her son it gives a slightly different edge or twist to the style.

    I recomend this book for readers who enjoys a little mystery, a hint of romance and thrill of the race against time read. It's also a fast read a little out of reach but not too much too make it unrealistic. A the same time it does give a sense of the out there beyond a every day sequence of events. I enjoyed it. I all ways seem to enjoy Iris Johansen's books and I'm starting to like the books they co-write.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    I think this was a great mystery book! Awesome read!

    I think this was a great mystery book! Awesome read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2013

    Y Storm cycle is excellent

    All the characters are well matched to each other and the side stories are all relevant by the end

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  • Posted July 12, 2011

    good story

    I really enjoy books that Iris and roy write together.there action,drama,technolgy,spy and updated. Not a lot of swearing or sex but well rounded stories.
    Dr. Rachel Kirby is in charge of a supercomputer that gets lots of computers together when people arent using them and leads projects one for NSA and other research one for the cure of a dease her sister is dying from. Someone tries to kill Rachel. Someone else was stealing her cycles on computer through backdoors.Tavak is the genius who figured out how and uses her computer to call her when hes trapped in a pryamid with bad guys tring to kill him. He is trying to find out all the pieces of cell regeneration that a Egyptian Dr. hundreds of years ago had and her followers hid around world. Of course the bads guys want the information anyway they can and are working for a drug company that will loose billion of dollars if they can find the cures she had. Cant put the book down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2010

    Recommended

    It is a quick & entertaining read. I enjoyed it very much, I read it on my three day weekend.

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  • Posted October 7, 2009

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    Storm Cycle

    I have always enjoyed Iris Johansen's novels and now that she has partnered with her son (I noticed many other authors doing this), I wanted to check them out. "Storm Cycle" is okay, but not exceptional. There is the exotic Egyptian location and ancient lore, a strong protagonist in Rachel Kirby (whose goal is to find a cure for her dying sister), an adventurous male lead, John Tavek. Tavek tells Rachel he can help her find a cure for her sister, but being the conniving character he is; he has other plans. A good premise and a lot of action, but the characters were not likable, for many reasons - one that comes to mind, although Rachel is strong and intelligent, she is also rude. I enjoyed their first joint venture together and will check out their next novel, but this one is not a keeper.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 12, 2009

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    I have just started this book and am finding it really hard to put it down! It seems to catch you right off and you just want to keep turning the pages.I am only about halfway through it but if the second half is anything like the first then it promises to be a page turner. A great read as far as I am concerned. Thanks

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  • Posted August 10, 2009

    Book on CD

    This is one of the most poorly read audio books I have ever listened to. I bought it to listen to on a 2 day road trip and by the end of the first few hours I wanted to throw the CDs away. I love Johansen's books and looked forward to hearing this one. The narrator made the men sound smarmy and patronizing and the emphasis she put on certain words was maddening...kind of like the cadence used by flight attendants as they tell you how to use the oxygen mask. While I will continue to buy and enjoy Johansen's books I will never buy another CD narrator by this woman.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2009

    I enjoyed the interaction between the characters. Racheal's single minded focus on getting the formula takes them through all sorts of adventure.

    Her sisters help and John's undying devotions is holds you all the way through to the end.

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