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The Mounting Storm Paperback – August 5, 2012
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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?
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.Read more ›
Fans of video games may enjoy, but Mounting Storm is not a book for readers who look for good writing.
They are in a car crash on their honeymoon and she is permanently disfigured on one side of her face, for this she is placed in custody in quarters which will later be part of a concentration camp, with some gypsies and foreigners and is to suffer their fate on her husband's orders. That she does not die but is saved and loved and lives and that her "husband" succeeds (with another unwitting but loving woman) is what makes the bones of the story. The good may not be all perfect but are decent, the bad are just evil. Good Read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well written. Good development of story line. Story was easy to follow. Not too many extraneous characters. Would probably read other books by this author. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
A most enjoyable book. The Kate Conway books have all been very good and I look forward to the next book in the series from Tom Ong.Published 16 months ago by Andrew D. Carroll
Yes I have just read this book for the second time.not like me but I did enjoy it just as much.some things were si familiar but others were a little new to me. Read morePublished 16 months ago by helen bolton
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 23 months ago by Dean Packham
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
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 morePublished on March 24, 2014 by ShirleeC
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 on March 21, 2014 by susan andreu