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Just a heads up that I'm going dark for several weeks. I may still update posts/challenges but there will be no new content, not even Thursdays.

My Mom died and I'm taking each day as it comes, plus helping my Dad go through her stuff.

Jan 16 update: Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, is in the hospital for bypass surgery

Feb 19 update: MIL is home now :-D and slowly getting better. I'm still helping my Dad with Mom's stuff but since my brother is out of town, I'm spending 4 nights at his house every week for a month. It's MUCH closer to Dad's and they do meals together and hang out.

Mar 8 update: I'm having a blast with my Dad. MIL has gone back to the hospital

Mar 29 update: MIL is home but not doing well.

Apr 9 update: SIL is nurse and has taken time off work to care for MIL who is basically receiving hospice care at home.

I'll see you in May . . . April 23 update: My Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, died yesterday.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thoughts on...Eyewall by H.W. "Buzz" Bernard

You're retired. Now what?

Buzz brought us Eyewall. Senior Meteorologist with The Weather Channel and Colonel, USAF Weather Officer, has given Buzz the knowledge and experience to give us a knuckle-biting story. This is not a read-with-the-lights-on kind of thriller but I know I'll be looking at rain in a different light and I don't live where hurricanes occur!

Short chapters that bounce around between story lines could have been chaotic but to me added to the urgency. I felt my heart pound through most of the book although it did start a little slow. This was a two day book....started then put down while working on something else then when I picked it up again I could hardly put it down to pick kids up at school!

The main story takes place in less than a day....hours really, and you should devote the afternoon to it so you don't have to put it down.

Really. I mean it. Disconnect the phone and hang up the Do Not Disturb sign then hang on for a great read.




Eyewall
by H.W. "Buzz" Bernard

Bell Bridge Books
ISBN: 978-1-61194-001-5
May 2011
Trade-size paperback
thriller....(History, Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers, Outdoors & Nature, Parenting & Families, Politics, Romance)
246 pages


Product Description:

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 strengthening.

Eyewall takes you on a dramatic ride into the eye of a major hurricane and the lives of the people who challenge it. Major Arlen Walker is on his final mission with the Air Force Hurricane Hunters. As commander of a WC-130, he’s been tasked to recon Hurricane Janet just off the Georgia coast On paper, the flight looks like a milk run. In reality, it turns out to be anything but. Walker, having been briefed that the hurricane is weak, penetrates the storm hat low altitude. Too late, he realizes Janet has turned savage and that he’s chosen a death wish flight level. The hurricane pummels the plane. The aircraft, spewing fuel, limps into the calm eye but is so severely damaged, Walker cannot fly it out. He and his crew are trapped in the center of a catastrophic storm as it swirls toward the mainland.

Brace yourself for the storm.

also available as an ebook.

to read an excerpt, click here or here.


Disclaimer: I received a complimentary review copy of this book without any obligation to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours. Book information courtesy of publisher, author and NetGalley.

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1 comment:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Oh wow, this does sound like an addictive read after all. So happy you reviewed it.

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