The Leviathan Effect

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Soho Press, Incorporated, 2013 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Homeland Security Secretary Catherine Blaine receives a frightening communication from a hacker identified only by the pseudonym Janus. The message is the latest in a series correctly predicting natural disasters around the worldódisasters that, Janus claims, were manufactured, not natural at all. And, according to the email, unless the United States does as Janus instructs, another disaster is comingóa Category 5 hurricane that will hit the Eastern Seaboard and destroy the lives of tens of millions of people.

Unaware of the crisis in Washington, investigative journalist Jon Mallory stumbles on a list of seven prominent scientists who have been murdered over the past dozen years. When the person who gave him the list disappears herself, Jon realizes he has unwittingly become part of a deadly chain of events and contacts his brother, private intelligence contractor Charles, for help. Meanwhile, Catherine Blaine has also come to Charles for help tracking down the hacker Janus and uncovering the frightening new weather technology that threatens the world.

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The premise was interesting, and the summary promising. - Goodreads
The writing was very good, but it lacked heart. - Goodreads
I also did not really like the plot "twist." - Goodreads

Review: The Leviathan Effect (Mallory Brothers #2)

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I listened to this book and can't believe I made myself finish it. Characters are weak and uninteresting, a lot of unnecessary dialogue, and ridiculous timing regarding consummation of the romantic relationship between main characters are just a few annoying points. Read full review

Review: The Leviathan Effect (Mallory Brothers #2)

User Review  - Glenda Stansell - Goodreads

The first entire half of the book is very slow and overrun with alphabetical acronyms that nearly made me give up. But the last half will make you think. It's based on the idea of humans using weather ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

James Lilliefors is an award-winning journalist who has written for The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, The Boston Globe, The Baltimore Sun and elsewhere. He was educated at the University of Iowa and the University of Virginia, where he was a Henry Hoyns Fiction Writing Fellow. He currently lives in Florida.

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