A woman from the past, Dr. Lauren McKenna, is suddenly thrust back into his life. With 300 mph winds and waves over 90 feet, Helena marches relentlessly for the vulnerable east coast of the United States. In a bold attempt to diffuse the power of the hurricane, Eco-Watch is called upon to conduct a final flight above the massive fury, where the jet suffers a catastrophic engine failure. Now the only option is to maneuver the crippled airplane into the calm of Helena's eye.
©2004 Philip S Donlay; (P)2005 Books in Motion
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
Audible classifies Category Five contemporary fiction; it's actually science fiction. The theory that a very large hydrogen bomb with disrupt/destroy very large and powerful hurricane has been around for more than 50 years and has been thoroughly discredited. The idea that "global warming" will cause larger and more powerful hurricanes isn't credible because experience demonstrates the opposite. Nevertheless, Category Five provides lots of anxious uncertainty for the listener when listenes to as the science fiction that it is.
Narration is excellent.
This book exceeded my expectations! Philip Donlay's mother is a friend of mine and I purchased this book because I admire her and wanted to read a book written by her son. I could NOT stop listening. The characters are well developed and likable. The story line was fascinating--a horrible hurricane headed to destroy the Northeast, a love story, and a mystery!! The book was interesting, clean and thrilling!!!
I usually stick to mysteries. This was as good or better! At first I thought the narrator was going to make the listening dull, but I was pleasantly surprised. He was perfect for the part.
I totally recommend this book for its suspense, humor, and unexpected twists. Loved it.
I think this book fits in with books by Clive Cussler, but this one is more realistic. The hero is more human rather than a macho man.
I enjoyed the emergency landing in Russia.
Yes, I did listen to it in one sitting.
This was a surprising and delightful surprise. I am glad I came across it and will check out more by Philip Donlay.
There are few things better than a good story well told!
The premise of a category five hurricane threatening the U.S. east coast was intriguing enough to make me get this. It's completely plausible and terrifying. What I didn't like was all the extra stuff like spies, Russian subs and secret off the book identities and organizations that just didn't seem necessary. You should have enough dramatic material with a storm with 300+ mph winds about to hit the middle of the east coast. Another problem I had with this story was the science, or the lack of it. For example, I think you need to explain to listeners how a plane can find and fly through "weak spots" in a storm that big and powerful. There are other examples but I don't want to give anything away.
Maybe. I wouldn't say avoid it like the plague.
Would be two stars without the global warming BS.
The main characters are likable - not very believable - but likable .
The performance was good.
I really lost it with the "villian" - no way he should overpower an agent once - let alone twice...
And based on the description of him no way he can get through the submersible hatch - so why is he in the raft?
Not a bad core concept - would benefit from a reality coach.
Retired. Before cataract surgery audible saved my sanity. Would have become a youth librarian but chose the world of information technology.
Yes, it's realistic and the characters and plot are well written and developed.
The convergence of a category five hurricane and a bomb to stop the storm.
The narration is as fast paced as the story. Hard to stop reading.
I was engaged from the first chapter to the last. The subject is too serious to laugh or cry.
Highly Recommend this book and author.
I have already recommended it to my reading buddy. This is a great story, exciting as anything I have read, but done without reference to sex, without swearing and without violence. We need tons more authors like this. Willing to avoid the trend of trying to excite with gore and sex and instead using his skill as an author to just tell a very good story. Loved it!
Hard to say; it was all a good read.
Liked the name. Perfect.
I learned of this book through Kindle. I really like the kindle/audible connection with the ability to choose which venue I like but have the ability to read reviews from both venues before making a choice. Kudos to Amazon for another great way for the shopper to make excellent choices before buying.
I would like to add the the narrator was excellent.
Non-stop action with a great story line!
The characters in the story are so believable. Michael's wit and humor happens at the perfect time!
Chris did a fabulous job. The voices were distinctively different and very believable.
Philip Donlay's background in aviation gives a unique perspective. Excellent writing and very enjoyable!
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