I'm sure this is the closest I'll ever come to storm-chasing, flying into a hurricane or anything else that wild and crazy, but weather has always fascinated me and I was captivated by this book. I started it one night, but once I got into it the next evening, I couldn't put it down. This may be a novel, but it reads like a true eyewitness report, and it gives you great respect for people who do this kind of thing for a living. They have better planes and better equipment in general than they did back then, but there's still plenty of danger involved and they do it anyway. This book follows all the people involved in the forecasting of the hurricane, from those at the hurricane center to the hurricane hunters and their families, their superiors, medical professionals and anyone else who might have been affected by such a storm. This is the closest I ever want to be to a storm as monstrous as that one was, and it makes me even more mindful and grateful to those who put their lives in danger to help us better understand these storms so we can be warned and prepare for them before they reach us. I don't think we think about them often enough, but this book shows how dangerous their job can really be.