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Excellent action/adventure/spy thriller story
on 21 May 2014
This is an excellent action/adventure/spy thriller story, though it helps if you have been watching the ‘Castle’ TV series, as this is one of the novels written by the fictitious action/adventure/spy thriller story-writer who is the main character of that show. Bearing in mind that this is the comic-book adaptation of a fictitious novel written by a fictitious character, it is actually a very entertaining story, with excellent scripting and artwork, as the creative team have had a blank slate to play with. The writers have managed to capture the ‘feel’ of the TV show very well, and apply it to this story.
THE SPOILER ZONE
Derrick Storm is a PI who has been hired by a wife to find her missing husband. Run of the mill stuff, you might think, until Storm finds him. Then we discover the real plot, that the ‘wife’ is an impostor and the missing husband is actually a CIA operative she wants found. The C.I.A. then show up looking for the agent, as he has gone missing, and Storm soon finds himself working off the books for one of the agents involved in the hunt. It soon escalates into a conspiracy involving illegal payments to the Contras in Nicaragua back in the day, stolen CIA funds, and a (literal) ton of gold… All the stuff you’d expect in an action/adventure/spy thriller type of story.