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The Weatherman Paperback – March 1, 2016
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"Intriguing story line combined with believable characters kept my attention throughout the entire book. And when I got to the end, I was extremely disappointed that it was over! Am looking forward to the sequel....there HAS to be one!" -- Amazon "This is an incredible ride! The speed at which government entities - or not even that, private ones -- can dictate what goes on the air is scary as . . . you fill it it. I stayed up all night reading it . . . and took a day after finishing to digest what I've read. This was, truly, a nail biter -- and you will not be let down. Pretty much throughout the book you will think you know what is happening. I won't go any further. Except to say this is a thriller indeed. " -- Goodreads "From picking the book up to finishing it the story kept hold of me. There is mystery, death, secrets being kept, subterfuge and so much more in these pages. The story often seems straight forward until you turn the page and another spanner is thrown into the proverbial works. This story surrounding something as basic yet complex as weather will keep you turning the pages for more." -- Amazon "The characters were likable and it has a very unique story line. I loved the surprise at the end!." -- Amazon "Great paced story line. Unique perspective on the topic. Left me wanting part two...... This book is science, mystery, and the lure of public opinions thrown in for good measure." -- Amazon
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The two female leads in Gienapp’s tale stand out as role models, particularly for young women interested in the meteorological sciences. Both Eileen and Josie are tops in their careers—not to mention practically everything else they do, and they lend a great deal of credence to the story. Each not only takes charge of her own dire situation but excels in trying to prevent lead villain Francois—or his evil conglomerate—from taking control of Earth’s weather.
In contrast to the female leads, lead villain, Francois, and his “team” are completely inept—to the point of being humorous, and there seem to be several different agendas on the table. It’s hard to determine whether Francois is operating on his own or at the behest of an illicit organization. Subsequently, there’s no clear measure as to how much of a global threat he poses, but we get the idea that—no matter what—he is determined to succeed with his evil plan … whatever that may be. Francois’ supposed right-hand man, Sam, who has little clarity about the main mission and even less control over it, appears to have few motives for kowtowing to Boss Francois’ every whim and putting up with his verbal abuse, and yet he is more than willing to continue begging for his boss’ approval and going along for the ride.
There is one blatantly inconsistent character in “The Weatherman”—Oliver—who is supposed to be a brilliant weather researcher, but often appears clueless about what’s going on around him. He’s even more in the dark about the impending danger looming over him and his associate, meteorological prodigy and house guest, Josie. If it wasn’t for the fact that Oliver irritatingly required a detailed explanation and quick summary from his peer on almost everything from how to break down a flow chart to how to call in “sick” to work, he might have made a great leading man and foil for Josie’s brilliant mind.
All in all, “The Weatherman” is well-written and worth the read. Gienapp’s inventive and unique plot line is punched up with a kidnapping, an inept imposter, a hilarious team of quirky young weather forecaster wannabe’s, a series of disappearances and murders, and the inevitable personality conflicts that propel the story forward at a reasonable pace. By tying the butterfly effect into her tale, Gienapp keeps the reader guessing as to the outcome of the story, plugging several stunning events into the latter chapters of her novel. The result is that “The Weatherman” starts out as gentle as a spring shower, but soon cranks up to an F-5 tornado—and no one escapes the destruction unscathed!
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The characters are interesting and believable, as is the plot line and concept behind the tale. Weird as it sounds to say this, readers are taken on a fast and furious ride through the world of weather forecasting. Compelling enough that I read this in one sitting.
There needs to be a sequel. Soon.
ps: Not every story has to have raging hormones, ravening beasts, or overly heroic heroes. For certain Hollywood types who might be looking for something a little different, this could be it.
From picking the book up to finishing it the story kept hold of me. There is mystery, death, secrets being kept, subterfuge and so much more in these pages. The story often seems straight forward until you turn the page and another spanner is thrown into the proverbial works. This story surrounding something as basic yet complex as weather will keep you turning the pages for more.
The story line is easy to follow, exciting to plunge into with enough credibility to make it readable. The characters are all well defined in their roles and very well thought out. The interactions between them all is excellent and flows well within the story. The author has obviously researched the subject in depth and it gives us an excellent easy read.
I received an e-copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review
Pretty much throughout the book you will think you know what is happening. I won't go any further. Except to say this is a thriller indeed. This is a highly recommended book if you love thrillers.
I received a free copy of this edition for my unbiased review. I will add no only is my review unbiased, I wasn't sure what I was going to get when I read this book. It turned out way behind my dreams!