Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Eyewall - H.W. "Buzz" Bernard

Publisher:  Bell Bridge BooksPages:  246
Genre:  Adult Thriller
Source:  I received an e-galley from Net Galley
Eyewall – H.W. “Buzz” Bernard

Product Description from Amazon

No one was aware of the storm's sudden force.

Not the Hurricane Hunter crew trapped in its center.

Not the family marooned on a resort island while searching for their missing teen.

A deadly Category Five hurricane has never hit the Georgia coast in modern times.

Until now.

St. Simons Island, Georgia, has never been hit by a Category 5 hurricane. Until now. No one predicted the storm's sudden force. A crippled Air Force recon plane, trapped in the eye of a violent hurricane. An outspoken tropical weather forecaster, fired from his network TV job before he can issue a warning: the storm is changing course and intensifying. A desperate family searching for a runaway daughter on Georgia's posh St. Simons Island, cut off from escape as the hurricane roars toward them. A marriage on the rocks; an unrequited sexual attraction; a May-December romance. All will be swept up by the monster storm. Get ready for a white-knuckle adventure.

My Review
This is one of those books I could not put down.  Maybe it is because here in Florida we have just entered hurricane season.  Maybe it is because I’ve lived here long enough to have gone through several.  Although my city has not had a direct hit in years this book was so spot on, it reminded me that it could happen right where I live.    I was right there with the family trapped on St. Simons Island.  It reminded me of a few years ago when I worked at a hotel on the beach.  They shut everything down and evacuated everyone as a hurricane headed our way.  Two co-workers left to secure things did not get off before the bridge to the island was closed and they had to ride the storm out in the hotel.  I had the same scared feelings for the family as I had for my friends.  The information was so good but not like reading an informational text, that I felt as if I was in the plane with the hurricane hunters.  This is truly a job I would never want and I greatly admire the people who put their lives on the line for us.

This is a wonderful book to read.  If you live in a hurricane prone area I definitely recommend this book to you, but not during a hurricane.  I look forward to more work from this author.

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