• Emily Flynn

Red Cicada Blog Tour and Giveaway


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.


Does Gregg Luke know how to write a thriller or what? This is the kind of book that leaves lingering thoughts in your head about real life implications and could this have really happened.

Once I picked it up, putting it down was not an option. Lana was a fantastic lead character and so was Lt. Kipling. Together they pieced together the mystery, with the bad guy immediately behind them. I am pretty sure my heart was racing for at least the second half of the book.

I am not sure what kind of mind you need to think of how all this works, but it works.

I would read this one again just to pick up details I might have missed and even then, I am sure my heart would still race.

I received an early copy from the publisher through netgalley and this is my honest review.


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