Black Sun (Hawker & Laidlaw, #2) by Graham Brown

Black Sun (Hawker & Laidlaw, #2)

From Graham Brown, co-author of the New York Times bestselling thriller Devil's Gate with Clive Cussler, comes Black Sun . . .In the heart of the Amazon, NRI operative Danielle Laidlaw makes an incredible discovery: a translucent Mayan stone generating massive waves of energy while counting down toward the infamous apocalyptic date: December 21, 2012. And somewhere, there are three more just like it.What power will be unleashed if all four stones...

Details Black Sun (Hawker & Laidlaw, #2)

TitleBlack Sun (Hawker & Laidlaw, #2)
Release DateAug 31st, 2010
GenreThriller, Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Science Fiction

Reviews Black Sun (Hawker & Laidlaw, #2)

  • Nicole R
    I wanted more. More Mayans, more details, and definitely more sharks!***Extremely Minor Spoilers***Black Sun starts a few years after Black Rain ended: it is nearing December 21, 2012, the world is obsessed with the end of the Mayan calendar, and McCarter and Danielle can't stop thinking about the stone they found deep in the jungle that has mysterious properties. McCarter is convinced that there are three other stones just like the first, all hi...
  • Timothy Vogel
    More Mayan prophecy action genre. Nicely done sequel to Black Rain. Well written, as it and its prequel can stand alone without each other.A small mention of one item in the first book becomes the theme for this hidden-treasure hunt. Several characters return, and their motives & background are filled out a bit. That was a good touch.
  • Jeffrey Poston
    I thoroughly enjoyed Brown's first book, Black Rain, so I had to get his second, and I was not disappointed. I read a lot of thrillers and most are cut from the same mold: super-villains, kick-ass hero making it happen against unbelievable odds. But Black Sun was different and therefore more satisfying for me in a couple of ways. First, the HEROINE, Daniele Laidlaw, reminds me a lot of my all-time favorite fem-fatale - Sydney Bristow from the Ali...
  • Dalila.
    I have to say that Graham Brown really knows how to write an exciting ,action packed story.Black Sun keeps you going.I would highly recommend this book
  • Rosalyn
    fast paced and full of action. very involved plot that follows on well from the first book
  • Arivard1214
    Great plot few twistsHis style is like Clusser
  • Josip Nad
    Perfect book for leisure time!
  • Linda
    Awesome Loved this follow up. Characters developed, the plot stayed on course and the narrative was well written. Well worth the spend.
  • Jeremy Roehm
    Great sci fi book
  • D F
    Looking forward to reading the next adventure of Hawker & Laidlaw.
  • R Dinesh
    Racy read....Keeps you interested till the end...
  • Mrinalini
    This book is really fascinating on so many levels. Firstly, it talks about the so called 'end of the world ' philosophy on Dec 21st 2012. Ironically, I read this in 2018. But, on a broader note, the book provides interesting notions on the Mayan culture and civilization. Also, it clearly depicts human interference as a dilemma we hold against ourselves. The characters and their thoughts were very thrilling to read about. All in all, excellent the...
  • Paul
    Please note that Doomsday is a sequel to The Mayan Conspiracy and due to that this review may contain minor spoilers. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.A deadly countdown has begun…Deep in the heart of the Amazon, an ancient Mayan stone is generating massive waves of energy while counting down to the apocalyptic date of December 21st 2012.Using a cryptic map and a prophecy that points to the end of the world, maverick agent Hawker and his partner...
  • Patricia
    The 2012 Prophecy like you have NEVER imagined! A must read!Ok, ok, I know the 2012 prophecy has been done TO DEATH, but never like this! Hidden ancient relics around the world, unbelievable results when they are unleashed on the world. A young Russian boy, the tragic victim of his governments scientific experiments and, as Danielle Laidlaw and Hawker learn, an innocent thrust into the middle of the end of the world...or is it?Black Sun grabs you...
  • Helen
    Black Sun is a thriller with a short time clock relentlessly ticking. Laidlaw has to find the stones and decide whether to destroy them or bring them together. They’re spread all over the world in remote places, none of them easy to get at. Plus, her team is not the only one trying to find them and others will kill to get them. On her team are Professor Michael McCarter, a university scholar, and Hawker, a former CIA agent turned mercenary.Blac...
  • Cami
    This book follows the book Black Rain which I didn't realize until partway through the story. Regardless, it does a pretty good job of standing alone. December 21, 2012 is only days away and the US government has become more and more certain that something devastating is going to happen on that date. A team of agents is searching for a mysterious set of Mayan stones that could potentially cause or solve the problem. Unfortunately they aren't the ...
  • Lisa Goldberg
    Like the first book this had a very constant pace that kept me interested and entertained. I choose not to evaluate the feasibility of the science and archeology aspects of this book - I don't care how plausible it is or is not, I still enjoyed it.You don't need the first book to read this one but it helps. Also, I can see the setup for a follow on book with these same characters although the subject matter will have to be different. Not sure how...
  • Brenda
    2nd of Hawker and Laidlaw series: direct continuation of 1st book. Don't know if you would understand this book, if you hadn't read the first yet. I actually thought this book was a bit better than the first. More character description/ building of the main characters, anyway. Thought the plot was quite interesting, too. Gives an "explanation" for the end of the Mayan calendar, Dec 2012, and how we solved it, so civilization, as we know it, didn'...
  • Dan Beaver
    Enough twists and turns to keep you turning the page. Met Graham at the Tucson Festival of Books and might not have picked this up otherwise, which wld have been my loss. This was a fresh take on the 2012 prophesy, which limited it somewhat. I'm looking forward to seeing what these characters will get into next.
  • Lea Locke
    While I thought Black Rain was decent, I found its follow-up Black Sun to be much more interesting. Definitely more of a page turner than Black Rain. I loved the new take on the 2012 gig - very unique and just enough fact mixed with legend to make it believable! If you didn't love Black Rain, give this one a shot anyhow :)
  • Elena
    I so enjoyed his other 2 books that I was excited for this one to continue the story on the Maya... I quit on page 185 where just about nothing relevant has happened yet. Sounds like there is no storyline, or it is so thin that the book drags and drags.. back into my shelf in casa I'll change my mind and want to finish it some day...
  • Brian Turner
    Picked up at the supermarket for £2 based on the blurb on the back. Haven't read previous books in series by this author, but so far it reads like a cross between Clive Cussler and Matthew Reilly.Nice easy page-turner for the commute--Finished today - 500 pages in 2 days...really kept me reading to see what was going to happen
  • Rachel
    Oh my god T.T Another great novel from Graham Brown- I found it very hard to put down. Better than Black Rain, I think- his characters gained more emotional depth, which was awesome, but DANIELLE AND HAWKER JUST HOOK UP ALREADY PLEASE. After I finished I rushed to the internet to find out whether there was another sequel, and thank goodness there is :P
  • Valerie
    One of my favorite historical subjects. The Mayans second only to the Egyptians, Graham writes as he does so well mixing fiction and fact for a story that will have you thinking long past the end of this book, enjoy.
  • Jeanie
    I was surprised how much I liked this read. Taken from the Mayhen prophecy of the doom of 12/21/2012, it gave it a twist that was thrilling and exciting. A cross of Indiana Jones and 007, the characters were interesting and likeable.
  • Chris
    Reads a lot like a science fiction B-movie. Science based on shifting of the poles and time travelling stones was pretty silly but just about enough justification was given so it worked. Some scenes, particularly those at sea, were genuinely exciting.
  • Kevin C
    A very exciting follow up to 'Black Rain' with a cool 'end of the world' premise. I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Definitely read 'Black Rain' first though otherwise there will be parts of the plot that might not make much sense.
  • Bridget
    Graham Brown really knows how to provide suspense and thrills! I inhaled this book, with its satisfying plot and character expression, it's a readers dream.
  • Dee Haddrill
    A great thrill ride! Continuing on from the previous book, this continues the mystery of the Maya and the mysterious stones. A very enjoyable read and I hope there are many more books in this series!