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A Brewing Storm: A Derrick Storm Short [Kindle Edition]

Richard Castle
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Book Description


The first piece of the Derrick Storm trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Richard Castle, available exclusively as an eBook short.

When Derrick Storm needed to leave the CIA, he couldn't just retire. He had to fake his own death. So when his former boss calls in an old favor that will bring Storm out of early retirement and back to Washington to investigate a high-profile kidnapping, he knows there must be more at stake than the life of a Senator's son. Working alongside, but not exactly with, bombshell FBI investigator April Showers, Storm must make sense of a confusing flurry of ransom notes and a complicated web of personal relationships and international politics. He'll get to the bottom of the kidnapping, but the storm is still brewing


Product Details

  • File Size: 559 KB
  • Print Length: 25 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion (May 1, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007A577SQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,731 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A fun short read May 5, 2012
By Chaya
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The book starts out as a bad adventure novel written by a good author pretending to be bad. Once the author stopped with the shlock set up, it became a well written (though brief) spy-ish novel that kept me reading till it was over.

It's entertaing to me that so many reviewers felt they were being ripped off because of the book's short length. C'mon - you are reading a book written by a fictional character, and you expect that the book is written to be anything but a money-making enterprise?

While this book isn't as funny as the Nikki Heat books, it works well as an hour or so of escapist reading. Best of all, it'll give Nathan Fillion something new to star in once "Castle" is finished!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Storm Brewing with Readers May 5, 2012
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Some readers take offense to a book being serialized. It used to be common practice for upcoming books to be serialized in magazines such as Look, but then I'm old enough to remember that. Regardless, I liked the story-line and look forward to the next episode.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First Part in a 3 part series May 4, 2012
By Lewis
Format:Kindle Edition
I'm pretty sure this is the first part to a 3 part novella style Derrick Storm book. It looks like A Raging Storm will be the second part and there is an unknown named 3rd part Untitled Derrick Storm 3. So don't get all worked up, the other 2 parts are coming soon, and this is meant to be here.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing May 11, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Am I the only one who knew this was the first part of a trilogy? I'm finding it hard to get worked up over paying $2 for the first third of a book. At the very least, my payment encourages ABC and Amazon to continue to think outside the box and try some creative ideas.

What did irritate me is the content of the story itself. I was looking forward to an intelligent, thrilling, and fun literary ride with exciting characters and snappy dialogue. I got none of the above. Well, intelligent, maybe. But the story was so dry and uninspired that it took me over week to get around to finishing the last two chapters. (By contrast, the Nikki Heat books have all been devoured in less than 24 hours!) So here's hoping the next two installments kick up the storytelling to appropriate Castle levels. Because this story, regardless of the length or the cliffhanger, was a huge disappointment.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Brewing Storm: A Derrick Storm Short August 29, 2013
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This is just as Cheeky and saucy as the show, I loved every minute I read it. I highly recommend this book for light reading.
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51 of 70 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
This "book" is just a long promo for the book coming out later. It doesn't even have a complete ending. It is deceptive for this to be sold as a complete product when, in fact, the publisher is merely using it as a teaser to get people to buy the whole book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Expected so much more January 12, 2013
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For my first Rick Castle book, I was as expecting so much more. The writing was OK, but the story seemed thin and the characters weren't what I was hoping for. I wanted this to be one of those books you just can't put down, but it as a struggle to finish it and then there was no denouement.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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I went in to this fully aware that it was a short (not a full book). This review takes that into account.

CONS:
- Slap-you-in-the-face cliches and ridiculous character names. Derrick STORM, meet APRIL SHOWERS. Oh, look, here's the top-heavy girlfriend Samantha TOPPERS. Her boyfriend, who's not interesting enough to actually meet before he's killed off, is Matthew DULL. If it was done creatively, this might actually be funny...but when the author has to point out it's a dumb joke, that just makes it that much more pathetic. And if you're going to go on and on about the man making feeble attempts to get a woman in bed, make it more than a one-liner some drunk would deliver in a bar.

- Inner monologue is distracting. You switch from the narration to inner monologue, which would be fine if there was a sharper transition than just the simple use of italics versus regular type. Also, if you want to sell your readers on the brilliance of your character's deductive skills, don't make him sound like a self-absorbed idiot.

The writing is full of feeble attempts at humor and attempts to be sexy, which fall far from the mark. The characters are TOO stereotypical and TOO cliched, the jokes TOO forced. I'm actually glad this was a short that I paid less than $2 for--if it had been a full book, I wouldn't have finished it.
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Richard Castle is the author of numerous bestsellers, including the critically acclaimed Derrick Storm series. His first novel, In a Hail of Bullets, published while he was still in college, received the Nom DePlume Society's prestigious Tom Straw Award for Mystery Literature. Castle currently lives in Manhattan with his daughter and mother, both of whom infuse his life with humor and inspiration.

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just on kindle?
It's listed as only 83 pages so it's more along the lines of a Kindle Single and not a paper book.
Apr 12, 2012 by dextorboot |  See all 2 posts
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