Saturday, August 31
Book Review: A Raging Storm
Author: Richard Castle
Pages: EBook 78
Summary: Part Two of the Derrick Storm trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Richard Castle, available exclusively as an eBook short.
Days after being brought out of retirement to investigate a kidnapping, Derrick Storm has a dead US senator on his hands, an assassin to track down, and nearly six billion dollars' worth of gold bars--hidden by the Communist Party somewhere in the former USSR--to uncover. Teaming up again with FBI agent April Showers, Storm must talk to Ivan Petrov, a secretive millionaire who has ties to the assassination, coordinates for the gold, and a mole leaking information to the Russian government from within his inner circle. And while the CIA mission is getting heated, it's nothing compared to the growing sexual tension between Storm and Showers...
My Rating: 7.75/10
What I liked/disliked about the book: My favourite of the mini-series, as it leaves you off with a rather big cliff-hanger, that had me immediately reading onto the third book in the series. This one had a lot more action, and this one kept my interest more than the other two books in the miniseries. Derrick storm was a fun character, very James Bond like at times, not a likeable character, but he was fun to read about. The action scenes were also fun to read about, they may have been corny and exactly what you'd see in every typical book, TV show or movie that is in the genre, but I enjoyed them nonetheless.
There was a lot wrong with the book too of course. There was no character development for anyone in the second part (as with the first book in the series). Although, since it is a continuation from one book to the next, you wouldn't expect much, but even a hint would be nice. Overall a good follow-up to the first book in the mini-series.
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: A Bloody Storm
Challenges: 100 Book Challenge, 2013 Category Challenge, EBook Challenge