About Red Cicada

Red Cicada

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 review

This is one of those books that starts off so intense and stays that way! Gregg Luke is a master at writing this way. The way he writes leaves me not wanting to put the book down. In a good way.

This book starts off with Lana having to go to the hospital because of a migraine and seizure situation. She soon finds out that she has a piece of metal in her head. And apparently people are willing to kill over it. Lana isn’t sure who she can trust. Especially after she is kidnapped from the hospital.

Lance is looking into her father’s life. And he saves Lana, several times. I loved the way he was always there, right when Lana needed him to be there. Lance was really good at spotting traps and figuring out the puzzle.

There is so much danger in this one. I was on the edge of my seat from the very beginning. It was fun trying to solve the puzzles with Lance and Lana!

I got an e-copy of Red Cicada from Netgalley. All opinions are my own.

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