Derrick Storm, the guy the CIA calls on when it wants something investigated domestically, is 33,000 feet in the air, returning from a rock-climbing vacation in the Swiss Alps, when the plane spirals into a nosedive. Storm uses his climbing gear to tether himself to the wing and heroically save the plane and all the people onboard. Sadly, Storm is not available to come to the aid of the three other planes that have crashed under similar circumstances, killing everyone onboard. Interestingly, many of the victims are powerful people in politics, business, and religious groups.
The always elusive Jedidiah Jones, leader of the National Clandestine Service that has no name, calls on Storm to investigate. Storm determines that an unknown extremist has secured enough of the rare earth element promethium to create a laser with the power to shoot down planes from the ground. The problem swiftly becomes a global one as four more planes crash in the Arabian Desert.
Details, intuition, and courage lead Storm to Monaco, Panama City, and Egypt as he meets beautiful women, rides angry camels, and rescues innocent victims in his valiant effort to track down the maniacal mind.
©2015 Richard Castle (P)2015 Hachette Audio
This latest Derrick storm book penned under the Richard Castle name is the best book of the series, including the Nikki Heat books. This book captures the style you would expect from the fictional author perfectly.
It is rare that a book is so enthralling that it makes me want to listen to it in one session (if that were possible). I found myself taking the long way home, just to get a little bit more driving time to listen to this book.
Even if you haven't listened to any of the other books in the series, this one would not lose anything by being the only one you read. There are a few subtle comments that you might not appreciate fully if you are no a Castle for them, but they are inconsequential.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
We know author Richard Castle is a fictional person from ABC's Castle TV series. One suspects there are different writers. This is one of the best books in either the Derrick Storm or Nicki Heat series. It's outlandish and over the top, so just suspend disbelief and enjoy the ride in this suspense thriller.
Once again, Richard Castle and Robert Petkoff did a wonderful job of bringing Derrick Storm and other characters to life. I've enjoyed this series as well as the Nikki Heat series, both at times are a little out there, but none the less entertaining! Keep up the good work and Mr Castle as long as you keep writing them, I'll keep listening! I highly recommend both series, they won't disappoint!
I really enjoyed this audiobook. It is always an entertaining listen of the Derrick Storm series. I really enjoyed the storyline and the narrator.
I am a big fan of the television series and this was just like watching another show since all the characters were just like those I already knew. An awesome read.
best storm book yet! . I enjoy these nooks even more than the Heat Series. I like Robert's narration better than the previous guy. he is MUCH better!
I can't believe I listened to most of this. Narrator may have been underrated given the slop he had to read. I don't think anyone should have to be exposed to this.
That would have been impossible.
This genre is generally given some literary latitude editorially speaking, but c'mon, protect us from this tripe.
I think I've said enough.
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