Cloudburst (An Art Jefferson Thriller, #1)

Cloudburst (An Art Jefferson Thriller, #1)

by Ryne Douglas Pearson

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Overview

In Los Angeles, the president is killed in a brazen terrorist suicide attack. Halfway across the globe, an American airliner is hijacked by another group of Middle Eastern extremists and forced to make a brief stop in Libya. Events that are first seen as unconnected soon are proven to be part of an interconnected plan to strike at the heart of the United States.

On opposite coasts, FBI Agent Art Jefferson and National Security Adviser Bud DiContino race to manage situations as they spiral toward disaster. With the hijacked airliner racing toward the United States, its cargo hold filled with what intelligence analysts believe is a nuclear weapon, the only hope for the passengers' lives comes in the form of an audacious rescue plan to be executed by the highly secretive Delta Force.

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 counterterrorist units fight a desperate battle to save millions of innocents, and bring those responsible to justice.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152165661
Publisher: Ryne Douglas Pearson
Publication date: 07/01/1993
Series: An Art Jefferson Thriller , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 356,406
File size: 475 KB

About 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 works have been translated into Dutch, Finnish, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, German, Polish, French and other languages. 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 Kelpie and a Beagle Vizsla.

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Cloudburst 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. I couldn't put it down til the end. Edge of your seat , nail bitting book. Loved it. Can't wait to read another.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not want to put this book down. The plot structure was surpurb!! As a retired Aitr Force Aviator, This aviation thriller fit like an aviators glove.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrible book. It jumps around so much you cant figure out what is happening at any given moment. It was good right at the beginning but it rapidly went downhill. Wouldnot recommend.
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