Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Jenn's Review: A Brewing Storm

Summary:  When Derrick Storm needed to leave the CIA, he couldn't just retire. He had to fake his own death. So when his former boss calls in an old favor that will bring Storm out of early retirement and back to Washington to investigate a high-profile kidnapping, he knows there must be more at stake than the life of a senator's son. Working alongside, but not exactly with, bombshell FBI investigator April Showers, Storm must make sense of a confusing flurry of ransom notes and a complicated web of personal relationships and international politics. He'll get to the bottom of the kidnapping, but the storm is still brewing . . .

DISCLAIMER:  Richard Castle is the novelist in the hit television series, Castle. Before he started shadowing Beckett for his Nikki Heat novels, he was the best selling author of the Derrick Storm series ~which ABC is now taking from the plot exposition of the show and creating and publishing in various forms.

Review: Derrick Storm isn't dead?!? I must admit, I was a little confused at first. My last encounter with Detective Storm was at the beginning of the Derrick Storm saga through the graphic novels, so I was a little surprised to pick up this short story and be dropped into the end of the saga. Apparently, Storm faked his death to go off the grid.

The short story was entertaining but held very few surprises. I enjoyed the characters, though I found Storm to be the very essence of the obnoxious playboy that Richard Castle used to be. I do wonder how Storm got here from where he started and where the next short story installment will take us. It's quite a cliff hanger and it certainly left me craving more.

Then again, maybe I'm just a little Castle starved since the season ended... And oh, how it ended!

Final Take: 3.75/5

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