Saturday, August 31

Book Review: A Bloody Storm

Title: A Bloody Storm

Author: Richard Castle

Pages: EBook 85

Summary: The final piece of the Derrick Storm trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Richard Castle, available exclusively as an eBook short.

Derrick Storm is back--this time with a crack team of ghost CIA operatives. These former agents have all faked their own deaths and now work for the CIA on a strictly secret basis, taking on dangerous and illegal jobs the agency may not officially carry out. They're headed to the Molguzar Mountains to look for sixty billion dollars' worth of gold hidden by the KGB before the collapse of the Soviet Union, and taking a perilous detour to rescue FBI agent April Showers from a sociopathic torturer. But Storm's loyalties are put to the test as the mission begins to unravel into a bloody mountaintop showdown, and he and Showers must find out the hard way that their assignment may not be what they thought it was...

My Rating: 7/10

What I liked/disliked about the book: Of the three novellas, I liked this one the least. While it had the same quirky humour the other two had, I felt that it was wrapped up a little too soon. I wouldn't have wanted it drawn out to long either, but I wanted just a touch more action. I also think by this point, as I read the three back to back, I was getting a little tired of the characters. Especially considering they don't have much development through the entire mini-series.

The books are what, you expect, corny action sequences, catch phrase and generally, what you'd expect from this type of book. Action, innuendo, big guns, and in the end, everything turns out okay. But, it was a nice, fun read, even if it was a little cheesy.

Would I recommend it to read: I would, especially if you enjoy the show, it was a quick and fun read, corny, but if you enjoy the series, then I'd say give it (and the entire trilogy) a try.

What to read next: Storm Front

Challenges: 100 Book Challenge, 2013 Category Challenge, EBook Challenge

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