Silent Thunder

Version: Unabridged
Author: Iris Johansen , Roy Johansen
Narrator: Jennifer Van Dyck
Genres: Suspense
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: July 2008
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 10 hours
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It was the assignment of a lifetime.…Brilliant marine architect Hannah Bryson has been given a priceless opportunity. A U.S. maritime museum has just acquired the former pride of the Soviet fleet, the decommissioned submarine Silent Thunder, for public exhibition. Hannah must inspect every single inch of this legendary nuclear attack sub and design modifications that will make it safe for the thousands of expected visitors. Enlisting the aid of her brother, Connor, they examine the enormous vessel and delve into its long and lethal history.But it was a trap.…On a routine check, Connor discovers a mysterious message behind one of the ship’s panels. But before he can figure out what it means, there’s a deadly assault on Silent Thunder.… The U.S. government warns Hannah against it, but she’ll stop at nothing to find the ruthless mastermind behind the plot. Even if it means joining forces with a mysterious man who may be even more dangerous than the enemy she has sworn to bring down. As Hannah finds herself caught in the crossfire of an epic standoff, her only hope for survival is to unravel Silent Thunder's explosive secret. But someone’s willing to kill to make sure Silent Thunder stays silent.… Brisk, exhilarating, and filled with authentic details, Silent Thunder is the brainchild of the biggest name in suspense teamed with the stunning, intricate plot twists of an Edgar Award-winning author. Get ready for an incredible thrill ride!Praise for Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen“The adrenaline-fueled narrative will keep Johansen fans eagerly turning the pages.” —Publishers Weekly on Quicksand“An absolute stunner of a thriller.” —Booklist on Beyond Belief

Reviews (2)

Not a gripping narrative

Written by Anonymous from Hemet, CA on July 12th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I found I didn't care what happened. The characters had no depth and the plot was far-fetched. A treasure hidden in the middle of the ocean by a submarine with a virus loose on board? Clues hidden on plates in the walls of the sub? A scientist dismantelling the submarine at the dock for a museum and finding the code to be in an obscure language only a handful of people know? ... it went on like this, getting more and more difficult to believe. A waste of time.

Silent Thunder

Written by Anonymous on March 14th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Enjoyable and fast moving. Well read. The topic is contemporary. the characters are well developed. One of those books you sit in the driveway to finish a chapter.

Author Details

Author Details

Johansen, Iris

Johansen began writing after her children left home for college. She first achieved success in the early 1980s writing category romances. In 1991, Johansen began writing suspense historical romance novels, starting with the publication of The Wind Dancer. In 1996 Johansen switched genres, turning to crime fiction, with which she has had great success. She had seventeen consecutive New York Times bestsellers as of November 2006.[1]

Johansen lives in Georgia and is married. Her son, Roy Johansen, is an Edgar Award-winning screenwriter and novelist. Her daughter, Tamara, serves as her research assistant.

Johansen, Roy

Roy Johansen's first screenplay, "Murder 101, written while he was in college, was produced for cable TV and won an Edgar Award as well as a Focus Award, which is sponsored by Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, and Martin Scorsese. He has written for Disney, MGM, United Artists, Universal, and Warner Bros. He lives in southern California with his wife, Lisa.