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Devil Wind: A Sammy Greene Thriller Hardcover – April 4, 2011
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About the Author
Linda Reid is a physician-broadcaster-author and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. She is the author of Renegade Paladins, and has been published in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Woman's Day.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book had the potential to be a great thriller; however,the author seems to have thrown too many elements found in the thriller genre together. Combined with the jumping between characters and storylines, the book quickly turns into a confusing mishmash of characters and events.
For me, it felt that the author tried too hard to include all the elements into the story. The story is interesting enough, and most of the characters are likeable, but overall the book didn't quiet deliver.
I received a complimentary copy of the book in order to review it.
There is some action, but I wouldn't say it was a thriller. The characters did not do much for me and the plot was just okay. There is a mish-mash of things going on that at times I was lost.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to review it.
Despite enjoying this book overall, I deducted one star from my rating because a few aspects about the writing at times distracted me from becoming completely absorbed in the story. One was the typos. They were worse in the early chapters of the book, but present throughout. I also struggled at times with the extent to which this book's plot takes on an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink quality. It combines just about every theme that you might ever find present in this genre: crime, spies, cops, corruption, conspiracy, medical mystery, corporate greed, social justice, romance, and family relationships. At times I wished the authors had just picked one or two of these elements and developed them more fully.
All in all, I think this would be a great book to take along while traveling or for a day at the beach, especially if you are willing to suspend reality a little bit in exchange for a suspenseful, unique story.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lots of well drawn good guys/gals and many lightly illustrated bad guys/gals. A well thought out plot with good twists keeps things interesting in a scenario that you would not... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Roger L. Boese
I enjoyed this book. The Y2K parts may be a little dated, but the story is still very interesting with lots of twists.Published 9 months ago by Penny Fuller
A fast-moving suspense/thriller~ a complex plot deftly handled by the author. Vivid description, particularly of the fires in California, great characterization. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Joan Hall Hovey
This is the first book I've read by Deborah Shlihan and Linda Reid. I would read another. I liked the "Resonator" that intensifies earthquake activity on a building rather... Read morePublished 20 months ago by S.H.H. Nosenbook
Lots of twists and turns. I've never read anything by this author before, but I will keep her on my reading list. I like suspense and she delivers.Published 21 months ago by Marilyn B
Very good. Kept you guessing until the end. I will definitely read more of her books. Suspense but little graphic gore.Published on October 23, 2013 by Carol A Muehlbauer
The story was a little slow. It took a while to get engaged in the story. But was a good story overall.Published on April 30, 2013 by RosheaWilliams