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on 14 June 2013
I love Richard Castle and loved reading this book! I love the story and the book is well written. Interesting
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on 9 July 2012
The second volume of the eBook novel featuring the not so retired agent Derrick Storm, A Raging Storm, starts like this: "A dead United States senator was in his arms."

How did he end up there? That we already know from the first part of the story, A Brewing Storm. A sniper shot Senator Thurston Winslow from the roof of the police headquarters building in Washington D.C.

Before he died though, he managed to whisper a few words into Storm's ear: "Midas. Jedidiah knows."

Jedidiah Jones was Storm's former boss, a man to whom he owes his life, and he was the one who called him in, in order to help save the Senator's stepson who's been kidnapped; something which did not turn really well either, as he also ended up dead.

Storm needs to think things out to make a sense of what is really happening, but right now time is not a luxury he can afford; he has a killer to catch. Thus he goes after him, along with FBI agent April Showers, with whom right from the start, he has a certain love and hate relationship. She doesn't like him but he likes her. On the other hand, he seems to like all women.

Anyway, the killer escapes and once again they are trying to pick up the pieces left behind. Time though, as I already said, is not on their side, so in a rush, they have to pack up their things and fly to London, where they are scheduled to meet Ivan Petrov, an oligarch and sworn enemy of Russian president Oleg Barkovsky.

The way the author describes Barkovsky brings to mind president Putin, as he is also a populist and autarchic leader, who's determined to take the country back to the glory days of the former Soviet Union, while allowing elections to take place and the market to reign free. His rhetoric turns time and again against the western powers, who are trying to undermine Russia.

Well, the Americans and the Brits are not enemies with the Russians anymore, but they are not good friends either. So they are trying, under a cover of deep secrecy, to help Petrov move on with his plans of undermining Barkovsky's authority.

However, there seems to be a traitor in their ranks, since the arrival of agent Showers in London, all of a sudden, becomes public knowledge, while certain people seem to have them on their scope: their rooms are bugged, they are followed wherever they go, and the people they talk with, well, they seem to hide more than what they say.

Storm, is much more experienced than his colleague in this game, but that will not prove enough to help them avoid new and serious trouble. The two of them will come time and again face to face with double agents, expert assassins and traitors, and at the end of the day they'll just try to save whatever can be saved from what seems to be an unavoidable wreck.

Who to trust anymore they do not know, so it is up to them to make things right. How? Well, I guess we'll find out next month, when A Bloody Storm comes out.
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on 28 November 2013
I thought each of the books had a different story but they didn't and each one ended mid story which I thought was a bit odd. I'm in the middle of the last book at the moment. I don't know why it couldn't have been written as one book because the separate books aren't that long and when you start a new book it tells you the end bit from the previous book. The story isn't too bad but because I watched the series "Castle" which is supposed to be loosely based on the writer and the cop he works with it's a bit hard not to imagine the two of them being the main characters in the books.
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on 15 July 2013
Whilst the story is fine the ending of the 2 Derrick Storm books read leave you in limbo with a "To be continued in the next book" line. Whilst this is fine with a decent size novel, the Derrick Storm books are no more than short stories but with a large novel price tag.
Put the trilogy into 1 book or drop the price by 75% but don't rip off the reader.
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on 11 March 2013
If you really like Castle you probably will like this... It is very much in the vein of Castle the program and the pedigree for the Nikki Heat books is fairly obvious. It is a short story that follows into the two following e-books. They really could have all been published in one larger e-book rather than the 3 quite short pieces of the story.
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on 9 May 2014
All in all a good book, couldn't stop reading once I started. The problem I have is that it wasn't long enough, it took only 2 hrs to read start to finish, and then have the cheek to make it into a trilogy that ended as soon as you have begun reading!! Why o why do this, give us a book that takes a few days to finish at least...
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on 6 August 2013
I downloaded the Richard Castle 'Storm' stories while on maternity leave. Because I could only grab 5 or 10 minutes reading at a time, I found them easy and enjoyable to get through. Whilst a good read individually (best read in trilogy order), I would imagine they appeal to TV's Castle fans most of all. Recommended.
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on 28 May 2014
Richard's own version of James Bond. These books are a light read, definitely none brain taxing, but still manage to sweep you along on a lovely ride. Storm and Showers make a good paring and I wouldn't be surprised if someone comes up with the idea of making a spin off series from Castle about these characters.
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on 1 August 2013
I love the Nikki Heat books 2 & 3 so thought i'd give these a go. First instalment was ok but I cant warm to Derrick Storm. He just seems a bit of an arse. I don't care about any of the characters and cant find it in me to read part 3. I'll stick with Nikki.
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on 20 February 2014
Really enjoyed it. It should have been set out as one book. parts 1,2,and 3 should have been printed as one book. but did not detract to much from my enjoyment of the read
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