Hannah Bryson is a marine architect. In order to get funding to explore the ancient underwater city of Marinth, Hannah agrees to develop mini subs for Aqua Corp. No one knows what happened to the people of Marinth or how it came to be at the bottom of the sea. While testing one of the subs, Hannah discovers a key artifact that may explain what happened to the ancient city and her people. When the artifact is sent to a museum to be studied, someone manages to steal it. After studying the pictures of the artifact Hannah uncovers what happened to the city and its people. She also knows that this information can be used to cause widespread destruction if it falls into the wrong hands. Hannah knows that there is only one person she can put her trust in to help her find the missing artifact. Nicholas Kirov kept Hannah safe once before while they worked together to find and bring down the men that killed her brother. And Kirov will do whatever is necessary to keep Hannah safe and out of danger. The attraction that was there between them before is still there and stronger than before. Hannah does not trust Kirov to stick around if she gives him her heart. It is up to Hannah and Kirov to stop a power hungry enemy from selling wide spread destruction to the highest bidder.
This is the sequel to Silent Thunder by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen. This was a good story, but you are still left with questions about the relationship between Hannah and Kirov. This story should be read after reading the 2008 release of Silent Thunder. Outside of this series I also enjoy reading Iris Johansen's Eve Duncan series.
Deep below the deceptively beautiful waters of the Atlantic Ocean, guarded by hundreds of dolphins, lie the astonishing remains of a mysterious lost city much like the legendary Atlantis.
While mapping the ancient underwater metropolis of Marinth, marine architect Hannah Bryson makes a shocking discovery: She may have finally uncovered the truth about the once-glorious city’s mysterious demise. Marinth’s sudden disappearance has confounded scientists for years, but now, with the revelation of a key artifact, Hannah realizes that the long-buried city’s explosive secret could have dire consequences for the modern-day world.
But she isn’t the only one who realizes it. The artifact is hijacked, and Hannah stands alone between a power-hungry enemy and widespread destruction. Willing to form whatever alliance is necessary to regain control of this potentially world-changing weapon, Hannah joins forces with Nicholas Kirov, a loose cannon from her past who is now her best hope for survival. Together they will race to unravel Marinth’s last great secret in order to prevent a catastrophe of global proportions. And before the lethal game is over, Hannah will realize that nothing and no one is what she expected, not even the dolphins, who know so much more than anyone could imagine.
Shadow Zone is fast-paced and cutting edge. Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen have raised the bar again in this blood-pumping thrill ride.