Shadow Zone (2010) by Iris Johansen and (her son) Roy Johansen. I have read many of her books, primarily the Eve Duncan forensics series and found them to be quick, entertaining reads a little short on character development. Shadow Zone is the sequel to the Johansens' Silent Thunder (2008), which I have not yet read. Shadow Zone is sort of a downer where expected things more often than not happen: the main character, Hannah Bryson, world-class submarine designer, is reunited with previous love-interest, the enigmatic Russian assassin Nicholas Kirov, each bringing an assortment of baggage which is not particularly intriguing in terms of the plot. There's a lost ancient city of Marinth, submerged in a massive tsunami 4,000 years ago in the Atlantic Ocean and still holding the promise of a secret treasure - well, it's really more like a potential secret weapon. Greedy bad guys and gals; loyal friends and family; and some persistent dolphins round out the cast with a lot of the action taking place under water.
Leatherby Libraries Call Number: McNaughton
1st Floor McNaughton Collection
Review submitted by: Cheryl Highsmith, Coordinator of Electronic Resources & Serials, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Somewhat Recommended