Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Red Cicada by Gregg Luke #blogtour #suspense # giveaway


Red CicadaRed Cicada by Gregg Luke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Suspense

Book Description:  Twenty-eight-year-old Lana Baker knows the signs: the intense flashes of light and building pressure in her head herald yet another migraine. But this time, the unavoidable pain lands her in the hospital, where her unusual past raises more questions than answers. Her medical history is a complete mystery. Stranger still, her battery of tests reveals a shocking secret: Lana has a metal disk embedded in her skull—but she has no idea how it got there. Even more disturbing is the fact that the disk is etched with words—in Russian.

Lieutenant Lance Kipling has been tracking down information on a former marine he believes may have had ties to Cold War biological weapons. So when that man’s daughter turns up in a hospital with a metal disk in her skull, it does not go unnoticed. But Lance has competition for the information stored in Lana’s head—dangerous individuals with Soviet ties.

Together, Lance and Lana follow a trail of clues her father left, bits of information that reveal Lana’s past and paint a deadly picture of a weapon that has the potential to wreak havoc on the planet’s entire population.

My thoughts:  A note of caution, once you start this book you will not want to put it down. Be prepared to become irritable with interruptions and decide that sleep is overrated.

Gregg Luke amazes me with every one of his novels. They are books that you do not want to put down and are full of facts that make the story believable. (I really hope that none of the scenarios come true, ever.) Red Cicada fits in with all of his other books. Intense suspense, a few people are trying to save the world from evil, bad guys trying to kill the good guys, and a plot that holds your attention until you read the last word.

Lana suffers from migraines. A trip to the ER reveals that her life has hidden secrets. A metal disk is found inserted into her skull with Russian letters that translate into "Red Cicada". The google search quickly brings Lieutenant Kipling to the scene. He has been researching a cold case from the end of the USSR era. Lana may have the clues needed to crack the case. Unfortunately, the bad guys are also alerted and not far behind.

This book will keep you on the edge of your seat. I love the partnership of Lana and Lieutenant Kipling. They make a great team with the chemistry between them. Just when you think you know what is going on there's a plot twist that keeps you guessing until the end.

Source: I received a complimentary copy. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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About the Author Gregg Luke is a practicing pharmacist. He received his medical training at the University of Utah. He has been writing since he could put pen to paper. He enjoys medical thrillers and is one of the first to work this genre into the LDS market.

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  1. Sounds interesting. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Sounds like a great read. I haven't read any of his books, but I'm really looking forward to it.


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