Storm of Lightning (Michael Vey Series #5)

Storm of Lightning (Michael Vey Series #5)

by Richard Paul Evans

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Michael, Taylor, Ostin, and the rest of the Electroclan go on their most dangerous mission yet as the thrilling action continues in this electrifying fifth installment of the New York Times bestselling series!

The Electroclan is on the run. The resistance movement has been compromised. The safe house has been destroyed. The voice is in hiding, and they have no idea if their families are alive…or dead.

Meanwhile, the Elgen are on the move. They’ve launched a new assault on the small island nation of Tuvalu. If they are successful, it will be the first domino to fall as part of Hatch’s master plan to take over the rest of the world. But cracks are beginning to appear in the ranks of the Elgen elite, and while Hatch still rules with an iron fist, there are signs of dissent. If the Elgen are beginning to turn against each other, can the Electroclan find an opportunity to use this to their advantage? Or is it just a trap to destroy them once and for all?

The stakes have never been higher, and Michael and his friends are about to be tested in ways they never imagined.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481444125
Publisher: Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink
Publication date: 09/15/2015
Series: Michael Vey Series , #5
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 64,148
Lexile: 600L (what's this?)
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Richard Paul Evans is the #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box. Each of his more than thirty-five novels has been a New York Times bestseller. There are more than thirty-five million copies of his books in print worldwide, translated into more than twenty-four languages. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Mothers Book Award, the Romantic Times Best Women’s Novel of the Year Award, the German Audience Gold Award for Romance, five Religion Communicators Council Wilbur Awards, the Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award, and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife, Keri, and their five children. You can learn more about Richard on Facebook at, or visit his website,


Salt Lake City, Utah

Date of Birth:

October 11, 1962

Place of Birth:

Salt Lake City, Utah


B.A., University of Utah, 1984

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Michael Vey 5

  • Admiral-General Hatch’s office Taiwan Starxource plant

    It was nearly midnight, and Elite Global Guard Welch stood at attention, his back to the door of Admiral-General Hatch’s office. “Sir, we’ve destroyed the terrorists’ home base. The resistance’s ranch has been annihilated.”

    Hatch nodded but continued reading his book. “What have you done with the prisoners?”

    “There were no prisoners taken. There were no survivors.”

    Hatch looked up from his book. “No survivors?”

    “We killed every last one of them. After our barrage of missiles, we dropped napalm. I’ve reviewed the footage. The compound looked like Dresden after World War II. I can provide the video for you if you wish.”

    Hatch was quiet for a moment. “No, I’ll take your word for it.” He set down his book, stood, and walked to the side of the room, avoiding eye contact with Welch. “What is the status of the Electroclan? Are they still in Taiwan?” Hatch spoke in a low, threatening voice.

    Welch stiffened before replying. “They’ve escaped, sir.”

    “Every one of them?”

    “Yes, Admiral-General.”

    “With the Chinese girl?”

    “Yes, sir. We believe they have Jade Dragon.”

    Hatch appeared thoughtful for a moment, then said softly, “You failed me.”

    Welch swallowed. “Yes, sir.”

    Hatch said nothing, just slowly nodded. Welch looked at him quizzically. He had expected Hatch to rage, to explode. Instead Hatch’s voice was almost mournful, like a jilted lover’s. “Is that all you have to report? That you failed?”

    Welch did his best to remain stoic. “Yes, sir.”

    Hatch stared at the ground for a moment, then said, “Okay. You’ve given me your report.”

    Okay? Welch was as baffled as he was nervous. He wondered if Hatch were drunk. He had never seen him behave so calmly in the face of failure.

    “What is the word on Schema?” Hatch asked. “Has he been captured yet?”

    “No, sir. He’s vanished.”


    “Even before you left Switzerland. One of our men had him for a while, but he disappeared.”

    Hatch’s brow furrowed. “Who disappeared? Schema or our man?”

    “Both, sir.”

    Again, Hatch seemed unmoved. “It doesn’t matter. Schema’s inconsequential.” He poured himself a drink from a crystal decanter, then downed a shot and poured another. “Would you care for a drink, EGG Welch?”

    “Yes, sir. Thank you, sir,” Welch said, his confusion growing. He had expected Hatch’s fury. Not a drink.

    Hatch poured another shot glass of the caramel-colored liquor and handed it to Welch. “To old times,” he said. “And old friends.”

    “To old friends,” Welch repeated.

    He drank and quickly put the glass down as Hatch slowly sipped his, looking deep in thought.

    “We’ve been together a long time,” Hatch said. “So much has changed since the beginning. The world has changed.”

    “We have changed, sir. We have grown powerful.”

    “So we have.” After a moment Hatch said, “We’ve acquired two new ships to replace the Watt: the Edison, a battle cruiser from Russia, and the Franklin, a Mistral-class amphibious assault ship from France. They are already manned and on their way to Tuvalu, as are the Ohm, the Tesla, and the Joule. They left port six days ago.

    “This evening, the Faraday and the Volta will set sail for Tuvalu. I am flying with EGGs Despain and Bosen to Jakarta to inspect the Edison. Then we will fly to Tuvalu for the opening ceremonies of our Funafuti, Tuvalu, Starxource plant. We already have a force of four hundred guards stationed on the island.

    “While I am hosting the Tuvaluan dignitaries, the fleet will rendezvous twelve miles from the main island and commence Operation Home Base. If things go as planned—and I expect that they will—we’ll overthrow the island and establish our base. We are going to finish what Vey delayed when he blew up the Ampere.”

    “You don’t need me to escort you to Jakarta, sir?” Welch asked.

    “No,” Hatch said bluntly. “I have a different assignment for you.”

    Welch nodded. “And how may I serve my admiral-general?”

    Hatch pressed a button on his desk. “As an example.” Four guards stepped into Hatch’s office. “Mr. Politis,” Hatch said calmly. “EGG Welch is officially relieved of his title and command. Strip him of his weapon and insignias and arrest him.”

    “Yes, sir.”

    Welch paled. “Sir . . .”

    Two men took Welch by the arms, removed his sidearm, and handcuffed him. Politis took a knife from his utility belt and cut the EGG and Elgen insignias from Welch’s shoulder and breast. “Now what, sir?” Politis asked.

    “Take him to the brig. When we reach the Tuvalu plant, he will be put into the rat bowl.”

    Welch shuddered as the realization of Hatch’s pronouncement spread over him.

    “Yes, sir,” Politis said.

    “My General,” Welch said.

    “Yes,” Hatch said. “I am still your general. You took a vow to serve me until your death, which is precisely what I am requiring of you now—your death. And in fulfilling this duty, your colleagues will understand that I expect my orders to be carried out, and failure is not an option.” He nodded at Politis.

    “Move it,” Politis barked, pulling Welch from the room.

    When everyone was gone, Hatch downed the rest of his drink, then poured another. “To old friends.”

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    Storm of Lightning (Michael Vey #5) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    This is by far my favorite book in the series. While there isn't as much action as the other books, this fact does not lessen the book, it makes it all the better. It ties up many loose ends due to the other cliffhangers in the rest of the books, and is realistic in the fact that the characters can't be in near-death experiences all the time. It prepares the way for an amazing finale, without having to rush to explain everything at the end of the last book. It focuses more on some of the other characters other than Michael, such as the last few Glows loyal to Hatch, characters that were mostly ignored in previous books. The only critiscism I would have here is that Evans can sometimes seem to have too many characters for his own good, but in other parts he sews them together nicely, implying that the minor characters do in fact have a more major role in coming installments. I can't wait for the next book, and I recommend this series to any sci-fi lover. Or any reader in general, in fact. I love this series!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Michael Vey is trouble for the fifth time. This is a twist and turn story. Michael Vey has electric powers. He has been chase by the Elgen for five times. What will they do next...
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    This is one of the best books I have ever read. The only weird part is that he gets lightning scars wwhen he was otherwise unaffected by electricity.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Love the series been hooked on it ever since it first came out with the first book in love with the story's amazing suspense love how he leaves a cliffhanger in a suspenseful moment at the end of every book.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I enjoy this series and am excited to read this book, but i have a few concerns about the fourth book(Hunt for Jade Dragon). I feel Michael screwed up big time, and i dont think he should have brought Nichelle back. I think Nichelle was kicked out and no one wanted her, i know she helped but i never liked her and i know many people were wondering about her. Another concern i had was, in the second book Hatch was lying about 4 kids dying from cancer. We have so far seen 2 kids found but what about the other 2? Will we see their charachters in the future? When i started reading this series 3 weeks ago, it was a class project. I never thought i would read this far in the series, but it is a great series. I think he should finish the 7 books and make a series about their children in the future. Overall so far it is a great series and i hope he keeps up the good work
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I think the voice is Michael's father by the way it ends
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    It has an amazing plot with a huge cliffhanger that may surprise us all.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    True to the other books
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Loved it good read
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Can't wait to read the next one.
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    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Kept my interest the whole way. I've enjoyed getting my kids into the series. I don't have to worry about anything inappropriate coming up.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    One of the best books I've ever read!!!!!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Mmmnnnn scrumptious
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Michel vey led taylor in to the boys bathroom stall. Then he told her to take her shirt off. Then took all of here clothes off and r@ped her, and the lived happily ever after having a lot of sex
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    The voice cannot be Mikes dad because Hatch killed his dad.
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    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    The courtyard is killing me. I Wa nt The Next Book Now!!!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I have to say that there was just not enough action and Some parts of the book are cheesy Imean who calls themselves the electroclan its just dorky
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    They are in Mexici for a littlevwhile
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    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Was so epic worlds best book of the year!!! Spoiler!!!! The Voice is Micheals Father and he is reavealed in book 6!!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I think I know who the vioce is. I wont say it or it would ruin the book I cant wait fo the next
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    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    One of the best books in the series