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Mounting Storm (Kate Conway Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

William Thompson Ong
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

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Book Description

While tracking down a stolen painting, investigative reporter Kate Conway begins to suspect America’s most powerful media czar is not the Cambridge graduate and British citizen he claims to be—while unexpectedly falling in love with the man’s son. Will their torrid relationship survive when the truth explodes in a deed that traumatizes an entire city? Will Kate pry open the ultimate deception before it’s too late? It’s all here—in the heart-stopping pages of "The Mounting Storm"—the multi-layered saga of dark and sinister doings that thriller lovers have been waiting for. It’s the first volume in the delicious series featuring the intrepid reporter Kate Conway.

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About the Author

Before becoming a novelist, William Thompson (Tom) Ong worked for advertising agencies in New York and his own agency in Philadelphia. He is a graduate of DePauw University and holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. Tom lives and writes in Santa Monica, California.

Product Details

  • File Size: 578 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Publisher: Ri Publishing (September 16, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #204,770 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Wait August 26, 2012
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Tom Ong's new book is a pleasure. The combination of action, plot twists not possible to predict and real people acting in completely understandable ways is a winner. There are indeed evil people in the world -- Ong has obviously met some of them. But let's not forget there are also genuine heroes and they are here in this book as well. Both so true to life they jump off the pages!

The narrative moves quickly from the 70 year past unpleasantness in Europe to today's breakdown of corporate and Wall Street morality. Accurately portrayed, telling -- and compelling.

And last -- but perhaps it should be first -- the use of language and vocabulary here is first rate. In contrast with much of what we read now-a-days that is so casually written, Mr. Ong is clearly a true wordsmith -- the real deal.

Have to hope we don't have to wait too long for the further adventures (or misadventures?) of the smart and sexy Kate Conway and her sidekick Freddie. One has to wonder, with the proliferation of forged or counterfeit masterpieces, is the Monet really gone for good?
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Moves Like a Bullet Train August 18, 2012
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"The Mounting Storm" moves like a bullet train on a straightaway, with the reader pulled inexorably into the story. What I found remarkable was the excellent use of the English language by a first time author. I felt I was in the presence of a great writer.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What a load of rubbish March 26, 2013
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Welcome to the cliche mine of naughty Nazis, doughty New York Irish cops, georgous blondes in Givenchy dresses plus, for some strange reason, a cameo appearance by the author's high school memory of Sir Oswald & Diana Mosley. The specifics of life in England and Germany are riddled with inaccuracies whilst the scenes relating to the 1930's offer an illuminating short course in literary anachronism. The novel's finest moment comes when our gorgeous heroine removes her bra at an awards dinner to prove that her breasts are smaller than the table had assumed. Asinine.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Did NOBODY edit this? Not even the author? July 19, 2013
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At this point, 89% of the reviewers give "The Mounting Storm" 4 or more stars! This book was so irritating, the only reason I gave it as many as 2 stars is because the plot had unrealized possibilities. I shall list.

1. On page 7, our heroine Kate does a rant on philandering husbands and makes it clear she's a lady, thinks they are pond scum and will have nothing to do with them. She then meets married multi-billionaire Winston and on the 2nd or 3rd meet, hops into bed with him without requiring any persuasion on his part. She knows he has a wife and 2 young kids and she never has a scintilla of doubt about the right and wrong of it. It threw me so much, I had to flip back to remind myself that she knew about his family.

2. Kate escaped a rape attempt wherein her father's partner knocked down her front door, ripped her clothes off and attacked her so roughly that she was badly bruised on her legs and thighs. Her supposedly doting father still sees this cretin as potential husband material! Am I supposed to believe this?

3. Kate has done extensive research on Winston's entire family pursuant to writing an in depth interview piece on his mother. Page 17 Winston's mother tells Kate she'd named her son Winston. Page 35 she was introduced to Winston Winship. Page 36 he tells her to call him Winston and her reaction is as though that's the first she's heard of his first name. Page 36 still, she goes home, takes a shower, and starts fantasizing about him. The married father of 2 whom she just met. She feels all warm and fuzzy.

4. Page 144 Winston's MOTHER tells Winston's father that his married family man son has been "seeing" Kate.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars the book of the video game April 3, 2013
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Somewhere there must be a video game called KATE CONWAY because the heroine of Mounting Storm is a two dimensional caricature, with only a superficial resemblance to a flesh and blood woman. It doesn't matter if Kate is blown up in a gas-filled house, attacked by thugs, done wrong by incest or discovers the truth about her family - she reacts in exactly the same way: a stiff-upper lip, brushes herself down in one paragraph before moving on to the next two-dimensional setup with dialogue more suited to a comic book than a novel. These 0.99cent books from Amazon are a great opportunity to research new writers but for every hit there are about 99 misses and this is one of the latter.

Fans of video games may enjoy, but Mounting Storm is not a book for readers who look for good writing.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth a dollar February 19, 2013
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This was one of the stupidest books I've read in the last year. I did finish it, why I'm not sure. As some other reviewers have observed, the writing is fine. But the plot is incredibly silly, as are most of the characters. I had the sense that there were several scenes that were written for the sole purpose of providing excitement if the book were ever made into a movie. The gratuitous torturing and killing of cats made me sick. Don't bother with this one.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Crap March 24, 2013
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Lots of cheap sex. Shallow characters. Senseless. Poor plot development. Do not waste your time on this bit of trash.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars so Barbara Cartland August 18, 2013
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I foolishly bought this book because of the reviews. How wrong could I be. It's embarassingly pretentious and tedious. The Dachau references were not believable and the repetition was boring. Kate couldn't just have red hair. every time it was mentioned it was 'Irish red hair'. This is a book to avoid
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
I really enjoyed this novel
Published 2 months ago by Sandra E Ozols
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
interesting and a good read
Published 3 months ago by Ron McEwen
2.0 out of 5 stars So-so
Nothing too extraordinary, and lots of flashbacks. I couldn't really get involved with the storyline. I'll look elsewhere for my next novel to read.
Published 3 months ago by Dean Packham
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely a can,t put down
This is the first of his books I have read. Incredible story. And, you can see it really happening.
I would recommend it to everyone. Wonderful reading. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Marirose, Montello, WI
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Captivating
This novel held my interest & desire to continue reading from the very first page to the closing words. Mr. Ong is truly a gifted suspense full, romantic, historic novel writer. Read more
Published 9 months ago by ShirleeC
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
Nice bui not thrilling, a gud read but not worth a re-read in my humble opinion so I'll leave it up to you!
Published 9 months ago by susan andreu
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT READ!
Loved the book and "Kate Conway". Can't wait to read the next one. Good story development which kept my interest.
Published 11 months ago by Kay R. Cote
3.0 out of 5 stars Your Average Story - with Cliches
Cliche ridden. That doesn't make it a bad book. It just reduces it to the level of the average book.
Published 13 months ago by Richard Newton
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvelous
What a delight from beginning to end. Would highly recommend to everyone who loves a good story. Maybe a movie in the future?
Published 14 months ago by dubya49
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read
It had everything ,...,intrigue, sex appeal, interest and well written
Can't wait to read his second book
Worth your time to read
Published 14 months ago by Fmmf
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More About the Author

Before becoming a novelist William Thompson (Tom) Ong worked for advertising agencies in New York. One of the original Madmen on Madison Avenue, he later opened his own agency with Brian McAdams in Philadelphia.

Tom is a graduate of DePauw University and holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. He lives and works in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles, California.

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